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GF Rating
8.5

24 ratings

Movie Details

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

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

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: 8.5 out of 10

great action movie. (10 out of 10)

posted by jaybird8289 (OLIVE HILL, KY) on Jul 26, 2014
Member since Mar 2011
tom hanks is a great and talented actor. this movie picks up interesting and is till the end also sad at the end movies based on true events are always great movies to watch.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

Languages English, French, Spanish

Screen Format 2.40:1

Subtitles French, English, Spanish, English SDH