Captain Phillips

(DVD - 2014 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Captain Phillips

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Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Statement of Responsibility: Columbia Pictures presents ; a Trigger Street production ; screenplay by Billy Ray ; produced by Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael de Luca ; directed by Paul Greengrass
Title: Captain Phillips
Edition: DVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
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Report This Apr 24, 2014
  • thislibrarysucksbad rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Very slow and mostly boring. A poorly made film. Cleaning the nether regions of my toilet would be more entertaining than watching this snorefest.

Report This Apr 23, 2014
  • loonylovesgood rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

One of Tom Hanks best performances in recent years. Gripping and kept me on the edge of my seat. The Somalian actors were all outstanding too and hope they go on to great things!

Report This Apr 21, 2014
  • AllForHim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Excellent acting/story line-very captivating - intense story line

Report This Apr 14, 2014
  • duane767 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

As intense and harrowing a movie as I've seen. Excellent but I wouldn't want to watch it again. Well filmed to give you a sense of the claustrophobic nature of Phillips' captivity.

Report This Apr 10, 2014
  • MeReneG rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

WOW. Amazing performances by Hanks and four Somali-Americans who played the pirates. Likewise for the cinematography and direction. // Although the main focus is the battle of wits between the Captain and his captors, the context of the desperation that leads these guys to can't be ignored. // Take the time to view the special features about the making of the movie.

Report This Apr 05, 2014
  • gothgirl rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My uncle had given me this dvd to watch. I am not a big fan of pirate movies. Haven't even seen "Pirates of the Caribean". I watched it with my dad. Then again with my brorher. Watched it the next day with my sister and mom. I pretty much watched it three times. I just absolutely love this movie. Go ahead check out/purchase this. You'll be happy you did. :D

Report This Mar 30, 2014
  • BeausPerson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Tom Hanks is amazing in this role as a Merchant Marine Captain of a ship that is attacked by pirates. Based on a true story this is pretty real.

Report This Mar 28, 2014
  • X_andor_Who rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Captain Phillips (Movie): Spoiler alert about me: Philosophy Hour Begins Now: In regards to how one and all as characters treat one another, I will want to witness those relationships with my inner spying and prying eyes…and if one were to carefully correlate character relations and compare them, that is, these story characters with one another, one could then find that there is no difference between one being and another except maybe on the who(m) or what one pretends to serve. In the beginning, while in the vehicle, while Captain was both driving and speaking with his wife about modern day, and while speaking about kids of today, and what kids have to do these days to survive…his wife asked “it’s gonna be okay, right?”… (this then in regards to the children of modern day or maybe to console her husband or maybe she just doesn’t know what things will be)…and then later pirate man after kidnapping captain…he says a number of times, several variations of “everything gonna be okay”…then ending of movie has medic lady saying “it’s going to be okay”. I sense a theme here was, we say things are going to be okay, but are things okay? Is simple saying “everything is going to be okay” gonna make everything okay? Now sure there’s the simple “okay” that might seemingly patch a small wound, and then there’s the “okay” that requires huge medical mending to a hemorrhaging wound. Okay, so which wound was more present in this moving picture? Okay, so I saw several kinds of wounds present and as well the word ”okay” seemed to be a cosmic equivalent vernacular of saying, all is meaninglessness when mingled amongst the perpetually poopy outer world; did anyone else see any of these “okays” and wounds? The state of one’s perception is problematic when each person has their own vernacular language and their own world definitions of what is what. So, “okay” is a loose word In a loose world where sense of self is replaced by nonsensical “okays”. The ending was as real and as surreal as something I have experienced when it comes to sterility and automaton actions; I know bedside manners could always be better…and granted sincere social interaction is a delicate and dainty matter; and I would probably not expect to be treated as by someone like “Patch Adams”, but well…hmmm…nah, that would probably only end up detracting the mood of the ending movie. Lately I’ve been partaking in a number of films outside the scope of modern day realism. And as to this, and especially at this moment, I’m not much into the “non-fictions”, the “false fictions”, and the “pseudo fictions” that persistently portray themselves as situations of said modern day; I would find it difficult to dictate this piece as it pertains to supposed modern day people and supposed modern day circumstances. But, the approach, if examined that I am fictional and/or I am imaginary character, (which I easily am)…well, it would make me more at ease to discuss such a story and its imaginary parts. It is not my dearest intention to dilapidate and destroy such story of its own divine interpretation; but even so and even after being said, and in order to better best see how I might approach life and see how I might better best be read, I must make mention my madness, so that I may and might have better personal perception. Whatever words were prior and previously written, I still think and feel Captain Phillips, the movie, told an excellent tale. Rating: 4.8/5.0; Xandor Who

Tom Hanks' end performance is outstanding. He had me believing he was Captain Phillips, well worth watching.

Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • BlueHippo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am astounded this movie did not pick up more Emmys. It was just riveting. Be sure to save time to watch the "Special Features". There are 3 parts to that- the first one is a little boring, but the 2nd and 3rd part are wonderful-especially the end of the 3rd part of the special features which tells about the ending of the movie. Really makes the scene so much more mentingful and astounding.

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Report This Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Report This Feb 01, 2014
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Report This Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Muse: Look at me. Captain Richard Phillips: Sure. Muse: Look at me. Captain Richard Phillips: Sure. Muse: I'm the captain now.

Report This Feb 16, 2014
  • vcc rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Everything is going to be alright." - Muse


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  • libguy_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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