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Hard to go wrong with Tom Hanks!
on February 6, 2014
Well paced yet deeper than just a "bad guys shoot 'em up" story. You get a glimps into the chaos in that part of the world that drives "fishermen" into piracy. Also opens up debates about to wisdom (or not) of providing merchant vessels defensive weapons to deter such things.
There may be debatable points on what went wrong and where things should have been approached differently. But, frankly, this film shows the reality of how events take on their own reality that no armchair quarterbacking could affect. The heroism of the captain and crew and the professionalism of the military responders is well told. Finally, Hank's portrayal of the Captain's emotional turmoil following his recovery from the clutches of the pirate crew is suburb!