“Captain Phillips” is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks in the titular role.
The film is based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship by Somali pirates. Captain Richard Phillips (Tom Hanks) and his crew are on a routine shipping route when they are attacked by a group of armed pirates led by Muse (Barkhad Abdi).
Phillips tries to negotiate with the pirates and protect his crew, but tensions escalate as the situation becomes more dangerous. The U.S. Navy is eventually called in to rescue the hostages, leading to a tense standoff and high-stakes rescue mission.
“Captain Phillips” is a tense and gripping thriller that delivers a powerful and emotional story. Tom Hanks delivers a standout performance as Captain Phillips, portraying the character's fear, bravery, and desperation with authenticity and depth. Barkhad Abdi is also impressive as the leader of the pirate group, Muse.
The film's direction and cinematography are also noteworthy, capturing the intense and chaotic nature of the hijacking and rescue mission. The pacing is steady, building tension and suspense throughout the film.
The themes of sacrifice, survival, and the human cost of piracy are well-portrayed and make for a thought-provoking viewing experience. “Captain Phillips” is a thrilling and emotionally resonant film that tells a powerful true story.
“Captain Phillips” was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Barkhad Abdi, and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won several other awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for Barkhad Abdi and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role.
|Directed by||Paul Greengrass|
|Produced by||Scott Rudin Dana Brunetti Michael De Luca|
|Screenplay by||Billy Ray|
|Based on||A Captain's Duty
by Richard Phillips
|Starring||Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi,|
|Music by||Henry Jackman|
|Edited by||Christopher Rouse|
|Columbia Pictures Scott Rudin Productions Michael De Luca Productions Trigger Street Productions|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Release date||September 27, 2013 (NYFF) October 11, 2013 (United States)|
|Running time||134 minutes|
|Box office||$220.6 million|