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The Finest Hours

PG-13 Released Jan 29, 2016 1h 56m Adventure Action Mystery & Thriller History Drama TRAILER for The Finest Hours: Trailer 2 List The Finest Hours: Trailer 2 The Finest Hours: Trailer 2 1:45 The Finest Hours: Trailer 1 The Finest Hours: Trailer 1 2:31 View more videos
64% Tomatometer 200 Reviews 66% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker's sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Mass., Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew against seemingly impossible odds. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Old-fashioned to a fault, The Finest Hours will satisfy those seeking a traditional rescue drama - but may leave more adventurous viewers wanting more.

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Sara Michelle Fetters MovieFreak.com A rousing tale of sacrifice, ingenuity and heroism. Rated: 3/4 Aug 16, 2016 Full Review Roxana Hadadi Chesapeake Family Magazine The Coast Guard gets its big-screen opportunity with The Finest Hours. Its great effects work well to accompany some solid performances. Rated: 3/5 Aug 2, 2016 Full Review Udita Jhunjhunwala Scroll.in This is a by-the-book disaster-rescue saga with elevated moments of drama. The ocean scenes leave you feeling a little bit seasick, but in awe of the bravery of these men. Jun 21, 2016 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Its all very familiar and unremarkable filmmaking for an otherwise remarkable story. Rated: 2/4 Apr 22, 2022 Full Review Therese Lacson Nerdophiles It's not going to surprise you with any plot twists, but The Finest Hours is by far one of the most exciting disaster movie so far this year. Rated: 4/5 Oct 9, 2021 Full Review Hosea Rupprecht Pauline Center for Media Studies Bernie and Sybert both display true humility. Aug 27, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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Dale R Based on a book by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman, which is based on the true story of the Coast Guard rescue of the crew of the SS Pendleton in 1952. I didn’t latch on to any of the characters in this film and so wasn’t invested in the rescue attempt. Chris Pine plays a great soft-spoken and shy Coast Guardsman, but I didn’t buy into the love interest that was presented. The predicament the SS Pendleton got into, and how they got out, was more interesting to me. The special effects were good and held up today. Check this film out if you're curious. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 07/07/24 Full Review Brendan F Watched this the other day. Liked it. Not loved it. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 06/11/24 Full Review Rick M Intense. In the extreme. Never lets up. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 12/28/23 Full Review Nicolas D A Captivating Tribute to Coast Guard Bravery - True to the Book "The Finest Hours" masterfully brings to life the remarkable bravery of the Coast Guard in a gripping and authentic cinematic experience that remains remarkably faithful to its source material. This film stands as a shining example of how true stories can be translated onto the screen with integrity and heart. In "The Finest Hours," the unwavering courage of the Coast Guard crew is portrayed with an awe-inspiring realism that captures the depth of their commitment to saving lives. The film's meticulous attention to detail and dedication to historical accuracy beautifully showcase the challenges faced by these heroic individuals in the face of a ferocious storm. What truly sets "The Finest Hours" apart is its remarkable faithfulness to the original book. The film's narrative closely mirrors the events described in the source material, effectively conveying the tense atmosphere and sheer determination that characterized the rescue mission. This level of authenticity serves to honor the real-life heroes who risked everything to save the crew of the SS Pendleton. The cinematography is a visual masterpiece, expertly capturing the raw power of the storm-tossed sea and the precariousness of the rescue efforts. The director's skillful hand ensures that every frame is infused with a sense of urgency and intensity, making for an engrossing cinematic experience that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/19/23 Full Review Sal D A Disney movie bloated with tropes and infused with hyperbolic melodrama? I never thought it possible until I watched this film. I should have cleaned the streets of my neighborhood for two hours instead. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/02/23 Full Review J_dot H Epic Crossover Saga. Thats the only way I can put it which may come close to capturing it. Apollo 13 x Titanic Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker's sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Mass., Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew against seemingly impossible odds.
Director
Craig Gillespie
Producer
James Whitaker, Dorothy Aufiero
Screenwriter
Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Distributor
Walt Disney
Production Co
Whitaker Entertainment, Red Hawk Entertainment
Rating
PG-13 (Intense Sequences of Peril)
Genre
Adventure, Action, Mystery & Thriller, History, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Jan 29, 2016, Wide
Release Date (Streaming)
May 26, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$27.6M
Runtime
1h 56m
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