Captain Phillips (2013)


Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Max Martini.

Plot: This film follows the true story of Captain Phillips (Hanks) becoming a hostage in the 2009 hijacking of the US container ship Maersk Alabama by a small group of Somali pirates, led by Muse (Abdi).

Rating: 9/10

Overall: It’s a true story, so I mean, you can’t really go wrong here. My only critique was that some of the lines/scenes being somewhat corny. I’m a huge Tom Hanks fan and his performance like any other film was amazing. Abdi was surprisingly great and the entire I think encompassed the fear, realness of the situation and brought the entire “pirate” perspective to view. I think films that are on the water can be difficult to shoot, but this was a decently shot film.


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