That went a lot higher than my expectations. I was thinking an okaymovie, but that was more than just okay. Truly impressive powerfulthriller.<br><br>The movie's strength points could be summed up:<br><br>1. Greengrass's thrillers are really fine, I like his The BourneUltimatum with his shaky camera tricks. And here he is doing it againmaybe with different techniques. As a thriller, Greengrass managed tomake this movie get on your nerves and put so much tension, and that'sa success.<br><br>2. The Somali crew.. Now, that's some serious impressive sh*t. SomeSomali dudes you have never seen their faces in a movie before come andmake such spectacular performances, that's something you should admire.It made the movie so believable that you'd sometimes forget it's just amovie. Barkhad Abdi has made a huge step in his career with this movieand that was crowned by his nomination for the best actor in asupporting role. He probably won't get it, but he deserved it.<br><br>3. Tom Hanks is just a really fine actor. He was driving the wholething with his convincing performance. I still can't believe he got mytearing in that scene, or let's just say crying. Greengrass has takenhim to squeeze some fine acting skills.<br><br>4. Fair screenplay that didn't make you forget that justice should bedone, no matter how the conditions the person lives in, but it alsopushed the eyes to take a look into the world that would produce suchpeople as pirates.
Biography / Drama
Biography / Drama
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is - through director Paul Greengrass's distinctive lens - simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama's commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award?-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips' unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
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