David Ehrlich of Film.com writes, “Captain Phillips is not only a masterful action movie that breathlessly and believably re-stages a tense standoff at sea, but a resonant portrait of systemized financial imbalance trickling down into the water. While this is arguably director Paul Greengrass’ best film, it’s almost certainly his most urgent.” BoxOffice.com predicts that the movie will open at $20M.
Rating: PG-13 // Genre: Action, Biography, Drama // Runtime: 2 hr. and 14 min. // Starring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman // Directed by: Paul Greengrass // Based Upon the Book by: Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty // Screenplay by: Billy Ray // Produced by: Michael De Luca Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Translux, Trigger Street Productions // Distributed by: Sony Pictures Releasing, Columbia Pictures