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.