Captain Phillips ★★½

As a movie, it is taut and entertaining, though it needed to be about an hour shorter. As for the facts of what actually happened, the film fizzles out, taking an man who put his crew in danger and making him so saintly that at times I thought Mr Hanks, giving one of his better performances, was playing a modern day Christ-like figure. And there is a scene in the ocean that is so jawdroppingly unbelievable, that you can't help but go "what?," and not in a good way. As a director, Paul Greengrass keeps things moving (for the most part) but I was worn out by the end and just kept waiting for it to be over.