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The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours
  • 2016
  • US
  • 117 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Craig Gillespie
  • Written by: Eric Johnson, Casey Sherman, Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Michael J. Tougias
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Graham McTavish, Ben Foster
  • UK release: 29 January 2016

When a set of oil tankers are destroyed in a blizzard, the coast guard has to make a daring and dangerous rescue attempt. At the heart of this tale is the shy Bernie Webber (Pine), his relationship with Miriam (a likeable Grainger) and his derring-dos at sea. Ultimately, the film fails to cultivate the same interest in the crew of the tanker as those tasked with their rescue, and while it has visual drama aplenty, there's a shortage of meat and tension which fails to make it real awards-calibre stuff.

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The Finest Hours

15 Feb 20163 stars

Chris Pine leads the way in a maritime rescue drama that sails through on its sweetness

To risk one’s life to save that of a stranger is humanity at its noblest, with such endeavours acting as a potent riposte to the notion of man as a selfish beast. Powered by pluck, The Finest Hours tells the true story of a small band of coastguards…

Chris Pine to star in The Finest Hours

18 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Chris Pine is in talks to star in 'The Finest Hours'. The 33-year-old actor is in negotiations to take on the leading role in Disney's Coast Guard drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Craig Gillespie is believed to be directing the film…

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