Captain Phillips (2013)
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Running Time134 min.
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Tom Hanks sure likes being in isolated places. From Cast Away (2000) to The Terminal (2004), from Apollo 13 (1995) to Captain Phillips (2013), Hanks has repeatedly returned to characters trapped in confined situations and must use their wits to survive. These roles have benefited…READ MORE
The inherent challenge of a film like Captain Phillips is in telling a gripping story that many people already know the outcome of. I remember vividly Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, a cargo ship that was taken by Somali pirates back in 2009.…READ MORE