Captain Phillips

by admin on September 30, 2013

in Tyler Businesses


It’s been a while since Tom Hanks has put out a great movie but hopefully the release of Captain Richards be his next one.

Hanks stars in the film based on a true story as he portrays a man by the name of Captain Richard Phillips. Somali pirates hijacked the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, making it the first cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years. The movie emphasizes the relationship between Phillips and Samoli pirate captain, Muse who takes hostage.

The movie is directed by Paul Green Grass who also directed several other movies including the Green Zone, United 93 and The Bourne Ultimatum amongst several others.

So far, the movie has received several positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.

Cole Smithey writes, “The grueling 2009 kidnapping ordeal suffered by U.S. cargo-ship captain Richard Phillips comes to tangible life in Paul Greengrass’s nonstop nail-biter. Nerves will be rattled.”

Rodrigo Perez says, “The white-knuckled immediacy Greengrass delivers to every scene is transportive, dropping you like a passenger, gagged and bound, into this extremely volatile situation. The fear, panic and emotional pain every character endures is utterly tangible.”

The film is set to be released into theaters around the country starting Friday, Oct. 11.

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