The Finest Hours

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"32 survivors, room for 12."
  • PG-13
  • 2016
  • 6.7  (70,564)
  • 58

The Finest Hours is a 2016 American historical disaster film based on a true story. The film is directed by Craig Gillespie and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie features an all-star cast including Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Holliday Grainger, and Eric Bana. The movie tells the story of one of the most daring rescues in the history of the United States Coast Guard. It takes place in 1952, during a severe winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Two oil tankers, the SS Pendleton and the SS Fort Mercer, were caught in the middle of the storm, leading to their eventual splitting in two. The crew of the SS Pendleton managed to survive the initial impact but found themselves stranded on a sinking ship. Meanwhile, the crew of the SS Fort Mercer sent out a distress call, signaling for help.

The Coast Guard station in Chatham, Massachusetts, received the call for help and set out to rescue the crew of the SS Fort Mercer. However, it was later discovered that there was another ship in distress that had not made a distress call, the SS Pendleton. A small group of Coast Guardsmen, led by Bernie Webber (played by Chris Pine), set out in a small lifeboat to rescue the stranded crew of the SS Pendleton.

The Finest Hours follows the story of the crew's fight for survival as they battle the fierce storm and try to keep their sinking ship afloat. On the other hand, Bernie and his team set out on an incredibly dangerous and daring rescue mission to save the stranded crew.

The movie is full of tension, heart-pumping action, and suspense as the two groups fight for survival. The narrative switches back and forth between the two groups, adding to the level of suspense and tension. The audience is on the edge of their seat, wondering if the Coast Guard will be able to rescue the stranded crew before it is too late.

The performances of the actors in The Finest Hours are superb, with Chris Pine's portrayal of Bernie Webber providing a steady and calm source of inspiration. Casey Affleck plays Ray Sybert, the chief engineer of the SS Pendleton, who must use his knowledge and skills to keep the ship afloat. Ben Foster plays Seaman Richard Livesey, one of Bernie's comrades on the lifeboat.

The cinematography in The Finest Hours is beautiful, and the special effects are seamlessly integrated with the live-action scenes. The stunning visuals of the stormy ocean and the terrifying waves immerse the audience in the intense and dangerous situation. The score by Carter Burwell helps to intensify the scenes, providing an additional level of emotion and tension.

Overall, The Finest Hours is a thrilling and emotional movie that tells an incredible true story. It is a tribute to the bravery and courage of the men involved in the rescue mission, and a reminder of the power of humanity in the face of extreme adversity. The Finest Hours is a must-see movie for anyone who enjoys intense action movies, historical dramas, or true stories of heroism.

The Finest Hours is a 2016 action movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 58.

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