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Captain Jack

5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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Product Details

  • Actors: Bob Hoskins, Sadie Frost, Gemma Jones, Anna Massey, Peter McDonald
  • Directors: Robert Young
  • Writers: Jack Rosenthal, Nick Davies
  • Producers: Chris Craib, John Goldschmidt, Pippa Cross, Ronaldo Vasconcellos, William Sargent
  • Format: Color, Content/Copy-Protected CD, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Studio: eOne Music
  • Release Date: Dec 20 2005
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • ASIN: B000BFJM30
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,800 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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Lightly eccentric and sweetly appealing, Captain Jack is as enjoyable as it is innocuous. While not as overtly funny as Waking Ned Devine or similarly modest British films to which it favorably compares, its subtle humor and stout-hearted sentiment are rich enough to satisfy any discerning Anglophile. Bob Hoskins is perfect in the title role, playing a Yorkshire tour-boat captain determined to rescue the long-forgotten Captain Scoresby--a British explorer who sailed to the Arctic in 1791--from historical obscurity. Recruiting an offbeat crew of locals, he retraces Scoresby's 1,300-mile journey in his rickety boat, weathering storms above and below decks so he can place a tribute plaque on a remote, unpopulated island. Hoskins makes you care about this likable everyman, amiably teamed with an esteemed British cast including Sadie Frost and seasoned veterans Gemma Jones and Anna Massey. They're a quirky crew, barely seaworthy but charming enough to keep this loosely fact-based comedy afloat. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa3e51434) out of 5 stars 8 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa15d1a98) out of 5 stars One of our favorites Dec 18 2011
By T. Hanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The other negative reviews notwithstanding, this is one of our favorite films. It is definitely a lightweight work, along the lines of those great British "B movies" with the likes of Alec Guinness and Charles Laughton. It should not be compared with "Master and Commander" (I wonder who would form that expectation? and I wonder which film will have more true longevity?) but with "Operation Petticoat" or "All at Sea". Once you accept that it has a typical British B-movie silly plot, and typical British B-movie production values (unbelievable storms, etc.), you can settle back to enjoy the characters, the story, and your popcorn. It is just what it should be: light, fluffy fun...with some nice scenery thrown in.
HASH(0xa133d4c8) out of 5 stars "This Is Anyplace" ~ There's Never An Iceberg When You Really Need One July 13 2011
By Brian E. Erland - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD
The 1999 British release 'Captain Jack' starring Bob Hoskins is a well intentioned, family genre film that attempts to concoct a storyline virtually out of nothing, relying solely on the talents of Captain Jack (i.e.: Bob Hoskins) to keep you entertained until the closing credits roll by. Needless to say it doesn't work. Fifteen or twenty minutes into the film the antics of the irrespressable Captain start to wear a little thin and one begins to look around for someone, or something else in the cast to help keep the poor boat afloat. Alas there's no rescue for this storyline as far as the eye can see.

Bottom line: Admitedly I'm being overly critical here. I did give it -3 Stars- afterall. It's not that it's a bad film, it just doesn't succeed at elicting that "feel good" emotion from the audience that it's shooting for. 'Captain Jack' is watchable but if given the opportunity for a repeat cruise with the good captain I believe I'd let this one set sail without me.
By P. Coleman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Good movie, new disk, played as expected.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa142fc0c) out of 5 stars Captain Jack Feb. 24 2009
By Mavrilon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Inspirational story based on true events. Bob Hoskins gives a great performance in the tilte role.Great film for the whole family.
HASH(0xa142fb34) out of 5 stars Five Stars July 3 2016
By Dan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Good movie



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