Captain Phillips

Moderate bloody violence. Threatening situations.

About this Film

When the MV Maersk Alabama was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009, it was the first time in 200 years that an American ship and its crew had been held to ransom.

Action thriller 'Captain Phillips', starring Tom Hanks, recounts the incredible true story of how the crew escaped the captors whilst their captain was held hostage, sparking a dramatic joint operation by the US Special Forces and Navy.

'Captain Phillips' also stars Catherine Keener (The Interpreter) and Christopher Stadulis (Jack Reacher).


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  • Released on
    18/10/13
  • Genre
    Action, Adventure
  • Cast members
    Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Christopher Stadulis
  • Running time
    134 minutes
  • Directed by
    Paul Greengrass
  • Language
    English

Reviews & Ratings

Reviews in the press

Total Film 4/5 Stars

There's cling-ons on the starboard bow…

Yes, the same Navy SEAL unit that took out Osama Bin Laden in May 2011 got to warm up their trigger fingers two years earlier when the Maersk Alabama - a US container ship lugging freight from Oman to Kenya - was boarded by brigands as it sailed…

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Great Film

Reviewer: Flicker FanDate: 2014-03-18

A great film well worth seeing. The story is credible and the special effects great. Top class acting by Hanks and all the other characters - especially the pirates.

Exhilarating

Reviewer: Mr FilmDate: 2014-01-16

'heart-warming and ferociously tense nature of the brilliant Rich Phillips...' http://robhendy95.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/captain-phillips/ Hottest review site online. Follow link for full review.

excellent movie

Reviewer: bob72Date: 2013-12-01

a great movie some boring bits at times could of been 30 minutes shorter but otherwise a great movie. worth a watch at cinema tom hanks is a great actor and portrayed Richard Philips brilliantly.

Great

Reviewer: kitty 23Date: 2013-11-20

Excellent can't say much more

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