• Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

“Captain Phillips” is a 2013 American biographical thriller film directed by and starring 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 () and his crew are on a routine shipping route when they are attacked by a group of armed pirates led by Muse ().

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. delivers a standout performance as Captain Phillips, portraying the character's fear, bravery, and desperation with authenticity and depth. 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 , and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also won several other awards, including the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for the same role.

Directed by
Produced by Scott Rudin Dana Brunetti Michael De Luca
Screenplay by Billy Ray
Based on A Captain's Duty
by Richard Phillips
Stephan Talty
Starring , ,
Music by Henry Jackman
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
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
Country United States
Languages English Somali
Budget $55 million
Box office $220.6 million

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