'Captain Phillips' is easily one of the best films I've seen all year. It's a smartly directed thriller that pretty much never eases up on tension, as I was on my seat through the entire movie. The brisk pace never lets up, whether the film is focusing on the pirates trying to board the ship, or Captain Phillips trying to cope with the fact that he will probably not make it home. Tom Hanks delivers a brilliantly intense and realistic performance in the titular role, especially in the ending scene. The entire cast is great, especially the actors playing the Somali pirates. Overall a fantastic movie that should earn some nominations come Oscar season. 9 out of 10 stars.