Captain Phillips

19Oct13

It’s rare that an acting performance simply takes your breath away, but Tom Hanks did exactly that in his lead role in Captain Phillips.

Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips, a freight boat captain who is kidnapped by pirates in international waters. Hanks re-defines the phrase powerhouse performance.

He is simply incredible in the film, so much so that I’m not really sure what else I can say about his performance, other than if you like acting, you really should see this film.

Hanks isn’t the only brilliant thing about Captain Phillips though, the script by Billy Ray develops perfectly from first beat to last, and in the directing hands of the always impeccable Paul Greengrass, you have a film which will most certainly be nominated for Best Picture at next year’s Academy Awards, and it’ll take a really special piece of cinema (looking at you Gravity) to stop it from winning everything.

In short, Captain Phillips is a true, must see film.

FIVE FIST PUMPS

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