Captain Phillips

Out here survival is everything


Captain Phillips
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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Credits

Cast
Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chemus, Catherine Keener
Director
Paul Greengrass
ScreenplayBilly Ray, from the book by Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
MusicHenry Jackman
CinematographyBarry Ackroyd
EditingChristopher Rouse
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byMichael de Luca Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Translux, Trigger Street Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequent, mild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceMild to moderate, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyInfrequent, used as exclamations
Drug abuseTraditional drug: khat
CommentsCaptain 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
1
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
0
Language
3
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Ann Hornaday quote iconHanks anchors thrilling tale.
20
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconVindingryke, intelligente fliekkuns.
15
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAlthough it's too early to say whether Captain Phillips will be a player in the end-of-the-year Oscar race, there's little doubt in my mind that this will feature prominently on a list of 2013's most uncompromising thrillers.
18
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs
12
Metacritic.com
48 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
210 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Smart, powerfully acted, and incredibly intense, Captain Phillips offers filmgoers a Hollywood biopic done right -- and offers Tom Hanks a showcase for yet another brilliant performance.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
20

What the People say

Internet
21414 Netizens quote iconTaut, thrilling and surprising empathetic
16

Average .. 85%

17

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