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Captain Phillips (Movie Review)

Paul Greengrass’s movie, Captain Phillips is a remarkably interesting movie about the piracy problem affecting ship travel around the horn of Africa. Instead of creating an action movie about how a ship and its crew are rescued and persevere against a band of pirates, his movie presents a critical situation that looks at both sides point of view. The brilliance here is that he is able to humanize the pirates without creating too much empathy for their situation. The problem is that, despite the great storytelling and acting, there are some script issues and pacing problems that make this a bit of a rocky ride at times. 

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