Tuesday, September 27, 2016
#JustaQuickiePlease: The Finest Hours Review
An amazingly accurate film representation of the most dangerous and heroic Coast Guard mission of all time. Pine plays yet another captain, but truly embraces this role and sells it with passion and authenticity. The remaining cast is solid, with only a few stale performances. The most disappointing is Pine's love interest Holliday Grainger who is as cold as a winter tempest without any of its excitement. The special effects are incredible, so realistic I felt the chill of both the storm and sea. Historic cinematic recountings are either incredibly stiff or indisputably compelling, with little middle ground. Thankfully, this is the latter by all counts. 4 out of 5 Kernels: A well-told tale, filled with heart, hope, and hazard; keeping you at the edge of your seat until the very last minutes.