Captain Phillips

Oscar Movie Review Series

Plot: 7 - Riveting tale of how captain phillips warded off Somalian pirates when they took over his ship. Based on a true story, the plot adaptation was well-done. However, there was only so much of the story to tell. At some times, it seemed slow.

Acting: 6 Tom Hanks played a convincing captain. However, his performance not stand out in this movie compared to his past roles. Somalian Barkhad Abdi played his part of the antagonistic very well speaking back and forth from foriegn tongue and English.

Mis-en-scene: 8 The story took place on rough waters out in sea. The angles captured and the eqipment used are what made this movie extraodrinary.

Total: 21/30