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The Finest Hours (2016) Movie Information

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Craig Gillespie


Chris Pine
Michael Raymond-James
Eric Bana
Casey Affleck
Ben Foster
Kyle Gallner





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In 1952 one of the worst storms on record hit the East Coast. On the ocean waters, an oil tanker found itself literally ripped in half. On a lifeboat a four-man Coastguard crew faces sub-zero temperatures and massive waves as they race to save the 30-man crew before their ship sinks. -- Chris Kavan

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Leighann Paige 01/28/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The Finest Hours balances two main stories at once. One side shows a ship torn in half and the remaining crew struggling to stay alive, and the other focuses on the four-man Coastguard crew going to save them. While it does a good job balancing the stories, there are often slow or uninteresting parts when something else interesting going on off screen. Luckily, the characters are full, interesting, and well-played, which made those less interesting parts a little more worth while. Up to the climax, it was great. After the climax, the movie seemed to end too suddenly. Good thing the score and cinematography were there to keep everything good. Not bad, but could be better.

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05/29/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Thrilling Rescue Turns Out Just Fine

A harrowing rescue in the worst conditions possible on a mission that most would consider a suicide run. In 1952, it just so happened that a member of the Coastguard, Bernie Webber, along with three other men, tempted that fate and made one of the most daring rescues of all time.

Disney's Finest Hours didn't make many waves at the box office. It had a quiet premiere and a quiet exit. It's too bad, as the film has gathered an excellent cast with Chris Pine taking on the role of Webber while Ben Foster, Kyle Gallner and John Magaro are the rest of his crew. Holliday Grainger takes on the role of the tough female, Miriam, while Eric Bana gets the nod as the unlikeable Coastguard chief, Daniel Cluff. Rounding out the cast as a few of the men trying to survive on half a boat are Casey Affl...

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05/10/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

This film needed a rescue operation as well.

"We're sinking."

This looked like the movie "Titanic". The iceberg was absent though. But still, the oil tanker was broken in two like a toothpick by the raging sea and went to the bottom of the ocean. There was also a romance. Only this didn't happen aboard of the sinking ship. The final result is a Disney disaster movie, suitable for couples. The female audience can melt away because of the love story. A tribute to invincible love and a prove that infinite love can overcome every pesky obstacle. An example of how kindred spirits can find each other telepathically and use each other as a beacon to be united again. I never expected that such beacons consist of a row of old-timers with their headlights directed to the ocean. The male audience can enjoy the exciting r...

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02/01/2016 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

A 'Fine' Rescue Movie

'The Finest Hours' is better than I anticipated. This 'based on real events' tale plays out in that classic Disney fashion, while not being overt about it. They manage to keep the film light without sacrificing the life-or-death consequences of the situation. The best example would be the tense scenes of disaster at sea. Deft direction keeps us on edge in moments of peril. I found myself clenching, and even gasping, during sudden bursts of danger. Urgency is always prominent. There was enough excitement between the action on the broken ship and the treacherous weather endured by the rescuers to make this a fulfilling watch. The drama on land was not as engaging. By the halfway point of the film we start to cycle between the three occurrances till the finale. The scenes on land, ...

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