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Captain Phillips

Reviewer: Ruben Schönefeld
Date: 2019-04-16

My father was a captain on an oil tanker and while the massive problems of piracy off the coast of Somalia was not such an issue at his time, I remember him telling me about piracy in the waters around Malaysia. When hearing piracy, the image that comes to mind, thanks to many movies, are sailboats firing cannons and scruffy pirate captains with smoky fires in their beards. The piracy that Captain Phillips and his crew encountered off the coast of Somalia is a bit different and the retelling of the true story of the Maersk Alabama hijacking, it makes a nail-bitingly great movie, even when watching it for the second or third time. The shaky camera that captures the movie almost like a documentary does its part to feel part of the action.

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