Based on true events, ‘Captain Phillips’ is a masterful suspenseful thriller that literally gets you on the edge of your seat.

The film stars Tom Hanks as Richard Phillips as his ship gets taken by pirates.

The film is directed really well and almost feels very real.

Tom Hanks was the highlight of the movie, as this is probably his best acting performance for a very, very long time. So great, I’d tear up at the end. Great performance, he deserves an Oscar.

The rest of the cast was believable and the writing is spot-on, great dialogue all around.

There is a few missteps, like the running time is a little long, and the middle of the movie is a bit stretched out, but those are just little gripes I had with the film, overall, it’s a powerful thriller, drama film that is highly recommend seeing.