Captain Phillips (USA, 2013)
Directed by Paul Greengrass
Starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Catherine Keener, Barkhad Abdirahman
Through no real fault of his own, Paul Greengrass has become a victim of his own success. His work on the Bourne series has been so widely and often poorly copied that the public's perception of the genuine article has been damaged without the film-maker in question putting a foot wrong. Green Zone could and should have been a really big hit, but audiences stayed away because of bad experiences with 'shaky cam' on Taken and elsewhere.
Zero Dark Thirty should have been for more than just its last 20 minutes.
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