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Captain Phillips

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Action

Release Date :

October 11, 2013

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Paul Greengrass

Starring :

Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, David Warshofsky, John Magaro, Chris Mulkey, Michael Chernus, Corey Johnson, Christopher Stadulis, Yul Vazquez, Roger Edwards

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Excellent entertaining! It's a masterpiece.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : B

“..yet even while proficiently made, the movie fails to go beyond the call of duty, mainly fueling the same cocktail chatter the events have already inspired..”
by Eric Kohn [indieWIRE]
4 of 4

“..Tom Hanks does his finest work ever in Paul Greengrass' gripping docu-drama..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
4 of 5

“..some viewers may pump their fists but, I think, he wants this victory to shatter you..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
“..Paul Greengrass excels again at recreating a perilous chapter of the post-9/11 era..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
5 of 5

“..is the most gripping based-on-fact film so far this year..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]
4 of 4

“..is a voyage well-worth taking..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..impeccably well-made, gripping but grim survival tale..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]
“..evokes the terror of Phillips' captivity with the kind of immersive storytelling for which Greengrass has become known. But while the filmmakers capture their hero through both words and deeds, they fail to paint as vivid a portrait of their villains..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]
3.5 of 4

“..audiences feel thrust into the heart of the action..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : B+
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]

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