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Captain Phillips (With UltraViolet) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi & Barkhad Abdirahman

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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  Tense ultra-realistic movie

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This true-life story about a ship being pirated by Somali bandits unfolds in documentary-type realism. It leads to a brutal and tense finale. Tom Hanks gives yet another top-notch Oscar-worthy performance as Captain Phillips, trying to control the nightmarish scenario. You certainly cheer when the US Navy get involved, and take down the Somali guys. But the script is clever enough to actually make you side with the pirates at several intervals, and you feel sorry for them in the end. A good movie, which the director -Paul Greengrass - handles with his usual skill. Just like Flight 93 and Green Zone, he is THE director for big-budget realistic true-life hijack movies and army stand-offs. Most of the tension is not knowing how it will quite end...so this is really watch-once kind of film. It will never be as good as the first time you see it...