Captain Phillips : reviews, TV spots & photos
September 10, 2013 - 0 comment
Captain Phillips is just a month away from its release in the United States and Canada. Who's excited? We know we are! Especially after reading the latest reviews the movie has been getting. Meanwhile, two movie stills and a poster have been added to the gallery.
You can also watch and download in HD two TV spots in our videos that feature new images from the movie and reviews from the magazine Rolling Stone.
The movie was screened at the beginning of the Toronto Film Festival last week, hence the reviews the movies has been getting in the past couple of days. The vast majority of the reviews is extremely good and most of the reporters see awards nominations coming later this year. All of them acclaim Tom Hanks's performance as Captain Phillips, saying that it is his best work of the last ten years. We've compiled these reviews in our press archive, and you can read some extracts below.
"[…] But more powerful even than that is Hanks' stunned response to the attack and his emotional aftermath. Hysteria, delayed reaction, wordless silence — these have been seen many times in dramatized accounts of traumatic events. But Hanks has come up with something different, a rendering of a state of shock quite unique in which his altered condition stands in extreme contrast to the routine questions and reassurances of the attending nurse. It's an extraordinary scene, one for which there is little precedent. […]"
Todd McCarthy - Hollywood Reporter
"[…] Tom Hanks gives his best performance of the last 10 years (there's a money scene at the film's crescendo that I'm still thinking about). […]"
Mike Ryan - The Huffington Post
"[…]Tom Hanks has once again managed to find an emotional performance to add to his impressive body of work. He never overdoes it here but it’s his compassion, together with Abdi’s performance, that humanizes Captain Phillips out of being just another America, Fuck Yeah movie.[…]"
Sasha Stone - Awards Daily
"[…]an emotional beat at the end […] presents Hanks with an opportunity (which he seizes) to dig up something we haven't seen from him in quite a while.
Throughout the film, Hanks' Phillips is cool, collected, calculating, but always warm and human. It's a controlled piece of work from the beginning, but in the character's moment of rescue (it shouldn't be a spoiler that Phillips made it out of there alive, and if it is, watch more news), there's such a magic, genuine touch from the actor that the tears come. That's how you leave the film, and that's going to go a long way toward securing the actor some momentum in an intensely crowded category.[…]"
Kristopher Tapley - HitFix
"[…] this impeccably well-made, gripping but grim survival tale should spark a flurry of awards buzz for star Tom Hanks and powerful Somali newcomer Barkhad Abdi, but may prove too grueling to make major waves with Academy voters or the multiplex crowd.[…] No one in movies today, with the possible exceptions of Kathryn Bigelow and Ken Loach, does you-are-there realism better than Greengrass."
Scott Foundas - Variety
"[…] Hanks is at his very best before the key sequence in Paul Greengrass' new film should provide Oscar prognosticators with all they need to know about the 57-year-old actor's awards chances.[…] "Captain Phillips" stands at the very top of the recent spate of thinking-persons' action films. […] The reason is Hanks, who gives the type of performance everyone has wanted to see from Tom Hanks since the early 2000s.[…] Just know that "Captain Phillips" is one of those truly terrific movies that everyone hopes to see in the fall. It's riveting filmmaking."
Christopher Rosen - The Huffington Post
"[…]Director Paul Greengrass (United 93) and Tom Hanks, as Phillips, shun the usual rah-rah to create a knockout movie, one of the year's best, with a this-just-in urgency. Greengrass' docudrama approach is raw and riveting. And Hanks, showing how trauma eats at the soul, hits a new career peak."
"[…]What audiences are likely to remember longest about Captain Phillips is how gripping it is from the moment the Somalis enter the picture until the moment they exit it -- thanks in no small part to rapid-fire editing and thumping music -- and how good it is to see Hanks really acting again. His performance in Captain Phillips, particularly late in the film, ranks among his finest. Thirteen years after his last Oscar nomination, for Cast Away, it's good to have him back."
Scott Feinberg - Hollywood Reporter
Captain Phillips : new trailer & Australian movie convention
August 28, 2013 - 1 comment
Captain Phillips just got a first official international trailer featuring new images from Paul Greengrass's drama. The newest trailer features just as much intense action as the earlier domestic ones have, but it also offers some more insight into Captain Phillips’s personal life. You can watch and download this new trailer in HD in our videos.
A new movie still has also been added to out gallery. You can click on the image to enlarge it.
Captain Phillips is a heavy award contender and it becomes more and more obvious. Indeed, the 68th Australian International Movie Convention (AIMC) is to host the Australian premiere of Captain Phillips. The premiere will be held on October 13, 2013 at the Hoyts CTG Theatre, Jupiters Hotel & Casino, Gold Coast. Captain Phillips opens in Australian theaters on October 24, 2013.
The movie is also set to open the London Film Festival (October 9), Tokyo International Film Festival (October 17) and New York Film Festival (September 27). The latter marks the world premiere.
Captain Phillips : second trailer & new still
August 08, 2013 - 0 comment
Captain Phillips just got a brand new theatrical trailer that implies that the pirates's motivation will be discussed in the movie between the captain and its kidnapper. In this preview, we see that captain Phillips allows himself to be taken in an attempt to save the lives of his crew. You can watch it in HD in our videos.
A new official movie still has also been released. You can click on the thumbnail to access the gallery.
On July 29, we announced that Captain Phillips had been chosen as the opening-night selection of this year’s New York Film Festival where it will premiere on September 27.
Since then, the movie has also been selected to open the 57th BFI London Film Festival on October 9 and the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 17, 2013.