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Captain Phillips


Over and out. End of heroic story.

Not so fast, baby. Captain Phillips, directed with docudrama vigor by Paul Greengrass from a scrappy script Billy Ray adapted from Phillips' own memoir, is not content with standing just-the-facts duty. It wants more. It wants to dig, like Greengrass did in United 93 and Bloody Sunday, to find the heart beating under the kinetic surface.

Luckily, Greengrass has just the right actor to help him excavate this incredibly true story.

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This movie explains why the ill-equiped pirates are a threat to the much bigger ships. The victims have been Legally disarmed. But not to worry because when the pirates are minutes away, the U.S. military will arrive in a few hours or days, and then sit around and try to talk the pirates to death. But if the kidnap victim frees himself in their presence, giving them an opening to be heros, they are paralyzed and unresponsive. They sit and watch the escapee be recaptured and beaten. I'm sure this must have been very agonizing for the SEALs. It was for me. And this hierarchal system is supposed to protect us? I want my tax money back. Oh wait, no protection and no refunds. Why do people defend the U.S. empire? Read more: Follow us: @rollingstone on Twitter | RollingStone on Facebook


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