Somali pirates attack Maersk Alabama, a container ship, while it is on its course to Kenya. Richard Phillips, the captain of the ship, uses his wits to negotiate with them to save his crew.
Director: Paul Greengrass
Writer: Billy Ray
Smart, powerfully acted, and incredibly intense, Captain Phillips offers filmgoers a Hollywood biopic done right -- and offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance.
We're in the steady hands of Paul Greengrass, a director fully aware that convincing crisis stories involve conflicting interests and passions.
Nothing feels false and in its final 30 minutes Captain Phillips is damned near perfect. | Full Review...
This is both Hanks's and Greengrass's best and sturdiest work in a decade; a film that feels less written, acted and shot than smelted, fused and riveted. | Full Review...
Tagline: Out here survival is everything.
Source: based upon the book by Richard Phillips
Genres: biography, drama, thriller
Categories: piracy, somalia, hijacking, cargo ship, horn of africa, hostage, ransom, ship captain, merchant mariner, die hard scenario, special forces, negotiator, u.s. navy, crew, culture clash, ak 47, warlord, commando unit, fisherman, kenya, warship, oman, international trade
Editor: Christopher Rouse
Director of photography: Barry Ackroyd
Original music composer: Henry Jackman
Costume design: Mark Bridges
Production design: Paul Kirby
Runtime: 134 min
Language: English, Somali
Sound Mix: SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1