#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is – through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens – simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
Plot: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
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Well done movie, good script and exceptional performances. Specially by Hanks and Abdi but also the rest of the pirates crew.
Hanks could have won the Oscar for this one.
Let me begin by saying that Captain Phillips, as an action film, turned out to be much more than I had initially anticipated. I was expecting half drama / half moderate action film with likely a good dash of political hopscotch. It’s probably a good thing then, that I knew next to nothing about the actual story, because I love a good surprise. Captain Phillips is two hours of absolutely intense and absolutely uncompromising physical and psychological anxiety. At the end of it, I literally had to sit for a minute and just breathe, because this story gripped me by the throat like few films in recent memory have.
For those still unfamiliar with the story – this is a retelling of a historical event; the first US cargo ship in 200 years to be hijacked by pirates. During which, its captain Richard Phillips is taken hostage by the pirates, on his own lifeboat no less.
I got the sense that, somewhere in between the lines it was the director’s intention to perhaps create an opening for a different story to be told: that of the Somali pirates, and why they do what they do. We are told that they are fishermen, and sheer poverty has driven them to these desperate acts. However, I don’t know for sure if I’m supposed to feel any sympathy for these men, if I was supposed to ‘understand’ their motives – if this was Paul Greengrass’ intention, it didn’t work. Because no matter which way you swing it, these pirates are the bad guys and that’s as clear as day. No degree of poverty or despair should be held as an excuse for such gruesome acts. Then again, if this was at all the point, I’m glad it wasn’t hammered down in any way. It was merely a thought, and one conveyed subtly enough for anyone to make up their own mind about this issue.
What is clear here, is that these men (only four of them, surprisingly) committed a terrible crime. Not even so much the piracy itself, but the kidnapping and abuse of one individual. This individual is played by Tom Hanks, and he delivers one of his most eloquent and restrained performances to date. Here is a man, a captain of a large cargo ship, who is usually very much in control of his life and a clearheaded leader of his crew – but who, in the heat of reality, is just as human as any of us and simply does the best he can, even when (in spite of overwhelming protocol) one simply doesn’t know what to do. Because protocol doesn’t apply to the emotions that take control of both the captain and his captors, when they face a situation none of them anticipated. This is immediately one if my favourite performances by Tom Hanks, whose strength here lies mostly in the quiet moments in between all the chaos surrounding him. You can tell that he never stops thinking, never stops analyzing his situation, no matter what the pirates do to intimidate him. He conveys it all in the eyes – all the fear and anxiety, while constantly staying calm and collected, trying to talk to his captors, never losing his head. Even when fighting for his life, there is an assertive calmness that comes across so strongly that you can do nothing but admire this man. Hanks’ performance is so convincing, it almost doesn’t look like acting anymore… and that’s a huge compliment.
The same goes for the other actors, especially the men playing the Somali pirates. Before being cast for this film, none of them had any acting experience, which makes their performances all the more impressive. Then, it also makes one wonder how much of a compliment it actually is when a director literally picks you off the street because apparently he thinks that you’re perfectly fit for the part of a menacing pirate, but that’s food for another discussion, another time… In any case, he was right about them. These men ARE absolutely convincing and authentic. Especially the leader of the gang, played by Barkhad Abdi, is right on the money. He needs nothing more than the look in his eyes to convince you that you’re right to feel absolutely terrified of him.
From a technical standpoint, Captain Phillips is very well made. My only grievance is Greengrass’ typical trademark: the shaky handy-cam. Here and there it’s almost enough to make you seasick, and I really wish he would ease up on this gimmick, because although it adds to the feeling of suspense and chaos, that doesn’t weigh up to the headache it causes. Steady-cam was invented for a reason, mister director. Use it. Still, the other qualities of the film are easily strong enough to make up for this one point of critique. The pacing is excellent, it grips you like a pitbull and never lets go until the credits roll in. Colouring and lighting effects are perfectly used for an incredibly realistic feel and claustrophobic atmosphere. Everything feels very real and absolutely no sentimental plot devices are exploited here. Top-notch screen writing.
I can do nothing other than strongly recommend this film. It is very intense and at times very violent, and definitely one of the best films in its genre. And if this doesn’t convince you, see it for one of Tom Hanks’ best performances of his career.
Very tense & makes you think about both sides of the event and if the pirates were really evil or not. I say B+.
“It was supposed to be easy. I take over ship, get paid, no one gets hurt.” In 2009 a Somali named Muse (Abdi) is in trouble and needs to get money for his boss fast or face the consequences. His plan is to hijack a cargo ship and hold it ransom until he gets his money. When he boards a ship captained by Rich Phillips (Hanks) he thinks he found his answer to his problems, but things only get worse for all involved. This is a true story. It’s always more fun to watch a movie that is also a true story and even better when you see one that you remember the events when it was happening. As far as the movie goes it starts off pretty slow but grows more and more tense as it goes on. As great an actor as Tom Hanks is I found myself thinking that this is really a part that many people could pull off. Then I watched the last 20 minutes and realized why they got Hanks. Much like the movie Apollo 13, when you watch a movie that you know how it ends but still end up shedding a tear it is because of great filmmmaking. This falls into that category. A movie that builds momentum the entire time. Starts off slow but by the end you are hoping for more. I liked it. Overall, tense and makes you think about both sides of the event and if the pirates were really evil or not. I give it a B+.
I’m just a cook…
Cinema has come a long way since Under Siege. The titular hero of this story is no expert in hand-to-hand or weapons and tactics. He’s definitely not a cook.
Tom Hanks is Richard Phillips, captain of the Alabama cargo ship, en route to Mombasa via Somali no-man’s water. Muse (impressive newcomer Barkhad Abdi) arrives with a handpicked crew of pirates, and they board the Alabama. Nail-biting tension and hostage-taking will follow. It’s best that one goes into the film knowing no more.
Paul Greengrass is the best director working today in the authentic documentary aesthetic. He knows that the drama is in the detail. Captain Phillips’ most thrilling moments are when Greengrass is most exacting and pedantic about characters’ relative positions within the environment. That sounds kind of formal, but then Greengrass’s shaky-cam does veil an essential precision. He focuses on the immediate situation, leaving us the viewers to picture it in the wider political context.
As with Kathryn Bigelow, Greengrass’s anti-polemical style is occasionally a curse but mostly a blessing. The action may occur on the surface, but there’s depth beneath the objectivity – perhaps best encapsulated in the image of three mighty US warships surrounding a tiny craft in international waters.
The implicit themes are globalisation and imperialism. The opportunism of the pirates is met with a defence based on an escalating chain of command. It’s chaos versus structure; improvisation versus meticulous contingency planning. Money is nothing without an entrenched system to contain it and protect it. Sorry, Africa – we’ll throw food parcels in your direction but we won’t help you build long-term infrastructure plans, and you sure as hell can’t step on “our” turf.
When the pirates are first approaching the Alabama, Muse presents his gang as seaborne law enforcers, and I couldn’t help thinking of the United States’ assumed position as “world police”…
More than anything, Captain Phillips reminds us of the power of Hanks and Greengrass, two servants of cinema at the absolute top of their game, and that should be recommendation enough. It’s worth paying to see – please don’t pirate it!
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 14 min (134 min)
Genre Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Paul Greengrass
Writer Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by), Stephan Talty (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by)
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman
Awards Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 147 nominations.
Production Company Scott Rudin Productions, Trigger Street Productions, Michael De Luca
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Aaton Penelope, Zeiss Super Speed, Angenieux Optimo and Nikon Lightweght Lenses, Aaton XTR Prod, Canon Lenses, Arri Alexa, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arricam LT, Zeiss Super Speed, Angenieux Optimo and Nikon Lightweight Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Arriflex 435, Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux Optimo Lenses, Beaumont VistaVision Camera, Leitz SUMMILUX-C Lenses, Canon EOS C300, GoPro HD Hero
Laboratory Company 3, London, UK (digital intermediate), Technicolor, London, UK (dailies)
Film Length 3,665 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 3,673 m (8 reels)
Negative Format 16 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8663, Eterna 500T 8673), 35 mm (also horizontal) (Kodak) (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573), Codex, Gemini 4:4:4
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (2.8K) (source format) (some scenes), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Super 16 (source format) (some scenes), Super 35 (also 3-perf) (source format), VistaVision (source format) (visual effects)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (partial blow-up) (Fuji Eterna-CP 3514DI), D-Cinema