For the longest time now, Tom Hanks has been considered one of the best American actors living today. He has starred in countless movies, won two Oscars, and is a beloved figure in the film industry. In his new movie "Captain Phillips," he proves his acting ability in ways you cannot imagine.
The film centers around the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the USflagged MV Maersk Alabama. It focuses on the relationship between Phillips and the Somali pirate captain, Muse, who takes him hostage. One hundred forty-five miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.
With pacing that will keep you on the edge of your seat at every moment, and characters that deeply tap into your emotions, this is one of the best thrillers in recent years. Tom Hanks delivers a heart-wrenching performance, and you feel for him in every scene. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences and some violence, "Captain Phillips" is a superb film that deserves all the Oscar buzz it's getting.