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Captain Phillips

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Title: Captain Phillips
[videorecording (DVD)]
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Columbia Pictures,, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based upon the book "A captain's duty: Somali pirates, Navy Seals, and dangerous days at sea" by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.
Special features: commentary with director Paul Greengrass; "Capturing Captain Phillips", an in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the acclaimed film.
Also issued as part of a Blu-ray + DVD combo pack.
Summary: Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for sustained intense sequences of menace, some violence with bloody images, and for substance use CHV rating PG.
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents a Scott Rudin/Michael de Luca/Trigger Street production ; produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca ; screenplay by Billy Ray ; directed by Paul Greengrass
Distributor: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Credits: Director of photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editor, Christopher Rouse ; music, Henry Jackman.
Performers: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Headings: Phillips, Richard, 1955- Drama. Maersk Alabama (Ship) Drama. Hijacking of ships Somalia Drama.
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations.
Topical Term: Hijacking of ships
Publisher No: 41784
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Worst movie I've seen in a long time (I saw it in a movie theatre). The director could be an aspiring high school film student; he'd never graduate from a college film dept. Hopefully he will never direct a feature movie again. The cinematography is beyond awful, an endless retinue of in-your-face TV style shots. Even the outdoor shots are awful; hazy, non-focused. The director was probably asleep. The producers could've done better by hiring the directors and cinematographer of the Vancouver, B.C. based tv series called Flashpoint.
The acting is tepid; the script poor; try following the characters and who's who, hah hah. Since it's free at the library one can use it to abet a good nap or better yet ~ a good night's sleep.

Jul 24, 2014
  • B00kL0ver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wow! Excellent movie. Tom Hanks has this incredible talent and ability to make you forget that you are warching Tom Hanks, he does this in his movie "Castaway" as well. You won't regret watching this movie.

Tom Hanks had nerves of steel during his ordeal with the hijackers. It's unfortunate that people around the world enjoy hurting others and covet what isn't theirs. At the end he broke down which was expected after what he went through. He did an excellent job and though I knew what the story was about, I always enjoy his acting.
Did the hijackers actually eat? I know one was called "Skinny" and that he was, but they did a good job casting people who looked like they were emaciated.

Jul 18, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tom Hanks makes this movie. He has Captain Phillips down to even his New England accent. He looks like he will give his life up for his ship and grew. Isn't that what we expect of Captain of a ship? I learned so much about hijacking cargo ships and sea navigation, I feel I could join a crew myself. Well, ;maybe for a day or so!

Jul 03, 2014
  • squeeky6 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Outstanding movie! Tom Hanks is superb!

Jun 16, 2014
  • Tourterelles rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Solid acting all around. Survival is depicted as one of aggressors and defenders, and we see how one party can change from one to another easily.

Jun 11, 2014
  • JMGP rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

It was interesting to see both the captives' and the pirates' perspectives on the situation. It is a suspenseful film especially since it is a true story.

Jun 08, 2014
  • triptophan rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Captivating story about survival and what one must do to show how he/ she must survive. Recommended.

May 31, 2014
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Very good presentation of that widely publicized harrowing event. I *can't believe* that these merchant marine carried no actual weaponry for self defense other than fire hoses -- and they hid in the belly of the ship like schoolgirls...!!! What was it, forty men vs. four? 10:1 ratio?!?

May 29, 2014
  • DC387 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The title of the movie is self explanatory you pretty much figure out how the movie will end.

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Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Muse: Look at me.
Captain Richard Phillips: Sure.
Muse: Look at me.
Captain Richard Phillips: Sure.
Muse: I'm the captain now.

Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Everything is going to be alright." - Muse

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Dec 02, 2013
  • libguy_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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