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7.9

43 ratings

Movie Details

  • Release Date 1/21/2014
  • Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • Platform Blu-ray Movies
  • Genre Drama

Some Violence, Sustained Intense Sequences of Menace, Bloody Images, Substance Use

Movie Description

Tom Hanks stars in this gripping thriller set among modern Somali pirates. Based on the true story of U.S. cargo ship captain Richard Phillips, Captain Phillips begins with a routine journey that goes very wrong when a band of desperate bandits invades Phillips' vessel. When the ship's engines conk out, and the treasure onboard is too small for the brigands, they hop on a lifeboat and take the captain hostage - hoping to extract a sizable ransom. This leads to a tense standoff between the pirates, kept in line by their by ruthless leader Muse, and the U.S. Navy. They would rather see Phillips dead than see the pirates succeed in their mission, with Phillips trapped in the middle.

User Reviews

Average Member Rating: 7.9 out of 10

Tom Hanks at it again. (9 out of 10)

posted by Robofish (OWINGS MILLS, MD) on Sep 14, 2014
Member since Dec 2009
Great film. I mainly rented this as my wife is a huge Tom Hanks fan. We both really enjoyed the film and thought that it was very well done. The most interesting part to me was that it shows both sides of the conflict. The pirates were not just one dimensional characters, but they had background a...more

Specs & Requirements

Length 134

Director Paul Greengrass

Special Features -Commentary with Director Paul Greengrass -Capturing Captain Phillips: In-depth behind-the-scenes featurettes on making the acclaimed film

Theatrical Release Date 2013

Subtitles French, English, Spanish, English SDH

Languages English, French, Spanish

Screen Format 2.40:1