Greengrass and Hanks Seize the Moment Before “Captain Phillips” Premiere at NYFF

September 27, 2013 - Film Society Lincoln Center

If Paul Greengrass could dictate this year's contenders for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, no doubt he'd pick his two captains. It's likely that most directors would feel similarly about their stars, but judging from Friday morning's reactions to the press screening of...

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'Captain Phillips': Movie review

September 27, 2013 - New York Daily News

“Captain Phillips” unfurls with an intensity that knocks the wind out of you. Director Paul Greengrass’ film — which opens the 51st New York Film Festival tonight before hitting theaters Oct. 11 — is the most gripping based-on-fact film so far this year. In...

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'Captain Phillips' Review

September 27, 2013 - Screen Crush

With piracy drama ‘Captain Phillips,’ Paul Greengrass (‘Bloody Sunday,’ ‘United 93′) has defended his ground as the go-to man for tragic, reality-based pressure-cooker films. The dude really knows how to get your palms sweaty, even when you kinda-sorta know...

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The Gripping ‘Captain Phillips’ Redefines Tom Hanks — Again

September 27, 2013 - FlavorWire

I’m going to tell you about the last scene of Captain Phillips, the extraordinary new docudrama from director Paul Greengrass that opens the New York Film Festival, and I need you to trust me that I’m not “spoiling” anything. Aside from the fact that the film is based on...

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Inside the Intense 'Captain Phillips' Shoot: Tom Hanks' 'Mental Stress'

September 25, 2013 - Hollywood Reporter

Sony's true story about pirates wasn't without its own drama as nine weeks on an actual container ship amid fighting, hostility and seasickness took its toll; says Hanks of playing the real-life hero, "[There's] the anger that goes along with it and the desperation. …...

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Captain Courageous: Tom Hanks and Capt. Richard Phillips

September 22, 2013 - Parade

For five harrowing days in 2009, Capt. Richard Phillips was held hostage by Somali pirates. Now he and Tom Hanks, who plays him in a new film, discuss bravery, fear, and that moment when an ordinary person finds himself doing extraordinary things. What makes a hero? Though...

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Tom Hanks: I made all my mistakes before I was famous

September 21, 2013 -

He cried on both occasions when being awarded best actor Oscars, earning him the nickname Tom Hankies. But those handkerchiefs are now being used to wipe tears of laughter all the way to the bank. At 57 Hanks has become the world's most successful film star, with movies which have...

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Review: Captain Phillips

September 13, 2013 - Screen Daily

An enthralling and beautifully made action-drama driven by an absorbing lead performance from Tom Hanks (likely a shoo-in for yet another Best Actor Oscar nomination) as a stoical commercial shipping captain who finds himself kidnapped by Somali pirates Captain Phillips, the opening film at the...

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Captain Phillips Review

September 11, 2013 - Hey U Guys

Having helped redefine the action genre with his Bourne films Paul Greengrass returns to the dramatisation of real world events with his customary verve with Captain Phillips, based on the book A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea. As with United 93...

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Captain Phillips: Film Review

September 06, 2013 - Hollywood Reporter

Paul Greengrass and Tom Hanks team up for a pulsating account of the kidnapping of the captain of an American cargo ship by Somali pirates. From Gravity to All Is Lost and 12 Years a Slave, 'tis the season for survival stories, and another good one joins this classy club with Captain...

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