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Captain Phillips

(DVD - 2014)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Title: Captain Phillips
Publisher: Culver City, California :, Columbia Pictures,, [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents ; a Trigger Street production ; screenplay by Billy Ray ; produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael de Luca ; directed by Paul Greengrass
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Based upon the book "A captain's duty: Somali pirates, Navy Seals, and dangerous days at sea" by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty
Special features: Commentary with director Paul Greengrass; Capturing Captain Phillips, in-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the acclaimed film
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama CAPTAIN
Distributor: Culver City, California :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Credits: Director of photography, Barry Ackroyd ; editor, Christopher Rouse ; music, Henry Jackman.
Performers: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, David Warshofsky, Corey Johnson, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vazquez, Max Martini.
System Details: DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1); Dolby Digital 5.1
Other Language: English, French or Spanish dialogue; Spanish, English or French subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Subject Headings: Phillips, Richard, 1955- Drama Maersk Alabama (Ship) Drama Hijacking of ships Somalia Drama Buques Teatro. bidex Terrorismo Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Action and adventure films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Hijacking of ships
Buques
Terrorismo
Publisher No: 41784 Columbia
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Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.


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Oct 29, 2014
  • Peggy57 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Oh my gosh! An incredible movie with oscar worthy performances.

Oct 21, 2014
  • tgwilliams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tom Hanks did a straight up outstanding performance as Captain Richard Philips. Highly recommend it!

Oct 10, 2014
  • POLITICSOWNSUS rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Just another DEEPLY RACIST HOLLYWOOD MOVIE THAT EXPLICITLY SAYS THAT WHITES ARE GOOD AND BLACKS ARE BAD IN REAL LIFE PERIOD.House Negroes,Political ZOMBIES of all races,as well as the average and ELITE RACISTS LOVE this movie period.This movie will never tell you that those that look like Tom Hanks ARE THE ONES THAT INVADED SOMALIA AND MADE IT AN ETERNAL POVERTY TRAP FOR BLACK PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE ONLY.This is one of the reasons why WHITE PRIVILEGE IS TAKING CARE OF THE MAJORITY OF CAUCASIAN PEOPLE IN THE USA RIGHT NOW AS I SPEAK,BUT YOU DON'T HEAR ME THOUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sep 19, 2014
  • whyisitso rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Much better than I expected. Already being familiar with the much-publicized real-life story, I wasn't sure I would enjoy this film, but I did. Tom Hanks does a great job as the title character and the film manages to create a lot of suspenseful moments, even if you already know the story.

Sep 11, 2014
  • Reynold_Nugter rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Overall, I found this story to be good, but not great. I'm not convinced that the Tom Hanks character was properly casted in the role. The plot appeared quite plausible. It's amazing though that the ship only had fire hoses to defend themselves. Hopefully, that has changed now.

Sep 07, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This amazing film brought to life the complexity of the various governmental agencies involved in rescuing Captain Phillips, who had been kidnapped by Somali pirates for the purpose of a multi-million dollar ransom. While the film was over 2 hours long, that amount of time was needed to set up the recruitment of the kidnappers, the kidnapping, the chase and the rescue, etc. Prior to seeing the film, I had only a vague sense of the story. I had had no idea of the complexity of the operation and that the perfect point of execution lasted for a mere second. The film received numerous well-deserved Oscar nominations.

Sep 01, 2014
  • vkdesign rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thought this was one of the best films I've seen this year.

Aug 20, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Good acting and tension, but we know there was more to the story than this.

Aug 19, 2014
  • JCLKatieS rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film. It was so well-done and I was sitting on the edge of my seat until the very end. The suspense was great and Tom Hanks did a superb job as Phillips. I would highly recommend this movie.

Worst movie I've seen in a long time (I saw it in a movie theatre). The director could be an aspiring high school film student; he'd never graduate from a college film dept. Hopefully he will never direct a feature movie again. The cinematography is beyond awful, an endless retinue of in-your-face TV style shots. Even the outdoor shots are awful; hazy, non-focused. The director was probably asleep. The producers could've done better by hiring the directors and cinematographer of the Vancouver, B.C. based tv series called Flashpoint.
The acting is tepid; the script poor; try following the characters and who's who, hah hah. Since it's free at the library one can use it to abet a good nap or better yet ~ a good night's sleep.

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Jun 09, 2014
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Feb 16, 2014
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Feb 01, 2014
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Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Muse: Look at me.
Captain Richard Phillips: Sure.
Muse: Look at me.
Captain Richard Phillips: Sure.
Muse: I'm the captain now.

Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Everything is going to be alright." - Muse

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Dec 02, 2013
  • libguy_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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