Out here survival is everything
Would you like to buy some oil?
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years. After the hijacking it turns into a tense hostage drama before the SEALS arrive.
134 minutes , No persons under 13 (Violence) Action, Adventure, Biographical, Crime, Drama, Thriller.
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Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chemus, Catherine Keener
Paul Greengrass Screenplay Billy Ray, from the book by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty Music Henry Jackman Cinematography Barry Ackroyd Editing Christopher Rouse Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat Soundtrack Available
Made in 2013
Produced by Michael de Luca Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Translux, Trigger Street Productions
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Infrequent, mild
Violence Mild to moderate, realistic
Blasphemy Infrequent, used as exclamations
Drug abuse Traditional drug: khat
Comments Captain Phillips is a true story based on fact that relates the story of how Captain Phillips offered himself up for hostage to Somali pirates in order to save his ship's crew. A tense and taut drama ensues as Captain Phillips tries his best to ensure he stays alive. Complex and mature issues of Somali piracy explained.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limit Positive messages Positive role models 13
Violence Sex Language
Consumerism Drinking, drugs, smoking
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Ann Hornaday 20
Die Burger Paul Boekkooi 15 International Media
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 18
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 12
Metacritic.com 48 critics 17
RottenTomatoes.com 210 critics 17
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 19
Movie Review Query Engine (USA) MRQE critics 16
CommonSenseMedia (USA) Staff evaluation 20
Internet (IMDB) 21414 Netizens 16
Average .. 85% 17
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