3.5

Captain Phillips

Action Adventure Biography


 

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 cargo ship hijacking by Somali pirates.

This evocative retelling of the MV Maersk Alabama hijacking brings the tension of a real-life hostage drama to screen. The director's trademark visceral style and realism is perfectly suited to this intense biopic, and the handheld camerawork compliments the turbulence of the situation at hand. We remain gripped by the antagonistic relationship between the two captain as the film builds to a dazzling crescendo of military operations. Anchored by superb acting, particularly the brilliant performance from the lead, "Captain Phillips" is a thrilling cinematic voyage well worth boarding.

Andrew O'Dea

Wide Release 24th October 2013
Sony Pictures 134 mins