Captain Phillips

Title: Captain Phillips
Director: Paul Greengrass
Year: 2013
Starring: Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi
Country of Origin: USA
Genre: Action Thriller
Rating: 9/10

Captain Phillips

Over the years the coast of Somalia has become notorious for piracy. Captain Phillips is a true story about one such event when the Maersk Alabama was hijacked by Abduwali Muse in 2009. It is based on a book about the event entitled A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea (2010), by Richard Phillips with Stephan Talty.

Every aspect of this movie is superb – direction, screenplay, cinematography and the wonderful performances of both Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi.

This is well worth seeing.


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