Captain Phillips Review
An interesting and mostly realistic reconstruction of a real-life event – rather than an all-out-excitement high seas drama. It is filmed with the ‘trademark’ Greengrass frenetic camerawork – which works especially well in the ship locations but is a nightmare for those who suffer motion sickness! There is tension, good acting and even tentative links to wider issues – but it seemed to sink a little before the conclusion and I found my interest floating away. Worth watching – but probably not buying.
The Bigger Boat: 3.5/5