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Reviews: The Finest Hours (2016)

finest_hoursHere are review links for this film submitted by our members:

  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: The Finest Hours es un filme entretenido que en momentos puede inspirar. Fallos como la dependencia en una subtrama innecesaria y de la manera en que se acaramelan los acontecimientos, sin duda impiden de que la película sea mucho mejor de lo que es. Ahora, debido a que los aspectos buenos superan los malos, The Finest Hours logra salir a flote, entregándonos una historia que mínimo, merece respeto.
  • Kevin Carr @ Fat Guys at the Movies
    • Excerpt: Even with some slow land-lubber moments, “The Finest Hours” is an effective and exciting movie filled with some strong performances. In the end, it’s nice to see a film that champions the Coast Guard, which to too many civilians is the forgotten branch of the U.S. armed forces.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Pine’s understated playing and Affleck’s solemn calm suit the time [period], Grainger’s unconventional forthrightness adding spark.
  • Andy Crump @ A Constant Visual Feast
    • Excerpt: The Finest Hours is exactly what it sets out to be; it’s a film in which what you see is what you get and nothing more.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: In a way, the movie’s driving dramatic force is not conflict. It’s nobility.
  • Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese]
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘The Finest Hours’ effectively chronicles a harrowing rescue in a deadly storm, though its dangers must compete with the hindrances of 3D technology.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Sturdy and seaworthy, it’s another old-fashioned profile of courage…
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Courtney Howard @
    • Excerpt: There’s a great amount of genuine suspense that keeps this ship afloat even when a few strong waves threaten to take it down.
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Aquatic underdogs confront rough seas, uninformed superiors, and suspect Boston accents. Another Disney “based on a true story” film as forgettable as the last half dozen.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: It’s not that it is a bad film but any memory of it will be blown away in less than a month.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries
  • [New – 2/25/16] | Dan Lybarger @
    • Excerpt: While the storm is replicated with reasonable finesse, the people who lived through it are a lot less carefully rendered.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: When ‘The Finest Hours’ focuses on the daring real-life Coast Guard rescue off of New England in the 1950s, it’s not bad. The problem is whenever the movie tries to do anything else.
  • João Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: The first flop of 2016!
  • Jason Pirodsky @
    • Excerpt: Well-cast, well-produced, and seemingly faithful to the real-life operation it depicts, The Finest Hours is a rousing, if minor, success. If the only real negative here is that the film is too old-fashioned to compete with the kinetic Michael Bay actioners of today, well, that’s just fine by me.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Set in 1952, and apart from the CGI it might have been made then, given the surfeit of clichés reflective of pictures from the Eisenhower era… like its nondescript title, it’s underwhelming despite the size of those billowing CGI waves.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ Monsters and Critics
    • Excerpt: A spectacular production. The best shipwreck and high seas adventure since Titanic.
Updated: February 25, 2016 — 10:01 pm
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