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Review: 'Captain Phillips'

(Three stars)

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also at least a little bit thoughtful, and there's never a dull moment. Add in two strong central performances and the stylistic stringency of Paul Greengrass, and you get, at the very least, a fine approximation of an important Oscar-time movie.

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of menace, violence with bloody images, and substance use. Two hours, 14 minutes.

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Posted by Pat in Alabama
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on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm

My husband and I saw the movie, Captain Phillips, today starring Tom Hanks. What an awesome movie! Tom Hanks gave an excellent performance in the captain's role. It is an edge of your seat movie and you don't know what will happen next. In the end I was crying along with others. Tom's role was so superbly acted out that one forgot he was Tom Hanks, the actor. Beautifully done. Glad we got to see it and are looking forward to seeing it again. Great performances by all actors and a movie I would recommend to anyone. It is PG13. As I came out of the movie, several ladies about my age were standing around talking about what a great it was. We are 65 and 67 so that tells you something about how the movie was received.
Pat in Alabama. GO SEE IT!


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