I wasn’t too bowled over by Captain Phillips when I saw it last week at the New York Film Festival, but I’m in the minority. My opinion was far from unanimous, and some of my fellow critics are already saying that Paul Greengrass’ dramatic thriller could be a contender in the Oscar race for Best Picture, Best Actor (Tom Hanks), and Best Supporting Actor (Barkhad Abdi). I only run pass giveaways for films I think our readers will enjoy, and so I definitely want to give folks in Atlanta a chance to judge for themselves when it comes to this movie.
So that’s why I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 100 (yes, one-hundred) passes to the Atlanta screening of Captain Phillips. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film also stars Barkhad Abdirahaman, Faysal Ahmed, and Mahat M. Ali. Captain Phillips opens October 11th.
To enter for a chance to download up to 2 admit-one passes, click here and enter this code: COLBR09. Please note that you can only use the code once. The screening is on Wednesday, October 9th at 7:00PM at Regal Atlantic Station, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for Captain Phillips:
Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. It is — through director Paul Greengrass’s distinctive lens — simultaneously a pulse-pounding thriller, and a complex portrait of the myriad effects of globalization. The film focuses on the relationship between the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. Phillips and Muse are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, 145 miles off the Somali coast, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.