The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours

DVD - 2016
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In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.

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Lcshephe48
Sep 16, 2017

It's a excellent movie with great actors who give really understated emotional feeling to the movie. Nice to see Pine in a role where he is not the strongest emotional character up front but you see his strengths grow as the movie proceeds. Wierd to see Bana in a weakish character too. Great display of actors who are normally seen as super strong in a character role with strength and weakness.

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pvdl
Aug 20, 2017

Excellent movie about overt weakness and hidden strength. Something for everyone, with a satisfying resolution.

Boston accents are as inauthentic as can be. Why is that particular region so difficult for actors to mimic accurately? I blame trump.

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llenar52
Aug 08, 2017

A very touching and inspirational movie based on a true story.

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lemons
May 31, 2017

Very nice movie, I liked it alot and I've seen more movies than most people do, I was injured and for more than a year watched about 3 movies a day ☺️. It's worth seeing if you haven't yet for sure. If you like Chris Pine, you'll like this movie.

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greatflicks
Apr 02, 2017

Lots of action and real heroes.

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LibUser500
Mar 26, 2017

Duty, integrity, honor and commitment. Sometimes when hubris dictates, ambition with commitment must prevail over weaker minds. Especially if there are lives at stake.....

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bjs928
Mar 08, 2017

This was a great family film. The story was compelling and well acted. For parents who are concerned, there were only a couple of objectionable words, and there were no overtly sexual jokes or other issues. Even when Bernie disobeyed orders, it was clear that, rather than making a hero of someone who habitually thinks he knows better than everyone, he was applying his morality to the situation and making a brave decision that many of us would not risk . My husband and boys (ages 9 and 13) were surprised by how much they liked this movie!

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kathy7777
Feb 01, 2017

This movie is actually more accurate than you can imagine. Going through the water submerged actually happened and the captain got glass all over his skull and face from the broken windshield.

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Veranda
Jan 23, 2017

amazing what humans will do for each other...its a tense, well-acted, harrowing and uplifting movie.
A little slow to get started...maybe thats why it didtn get the notice it deserved.
But its captivating after the first half an hour.

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Shellie1_us
Jan 14, 2017

Fabulous movie! I also cannot believe that it did not get as much notice as Sully. I do agree that his ability to think for himself and use his moral guide to decide to not leave anyone behind, was amazing. So glad they made this movie, Chris Pine is a very underrated actor, as is Casey Affeck. A good family movie as there was no sex, violent fighting, no filthy language.

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Oct 29, 2016

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