I barely made it through the first ten minutes of Captain Phillips. Tom Hanks was trying to use a thick Boston accent. It was distractingly horrible. Thankfully, he lets the accent become more subtle and disappear.
This movie made me think of Argo. Both are based on true stories and you most likely know how it turns out. Nevertheless, I still got tense wondering how both movies were going to turn out.
Captain Phillips is piloting his container ship off the Horn of Africa when it is attacked by pirates. Bad things happen.
I would rate this “#1 in your Netflix Queue.”
There is a fair amount of violence and blood so it’s not a good choice for kids.