Captain Phillips is a film based on a real story, about the pirates in Somalia and what they do to survive. They kidnap ships and want to be payed for abandoning it, but they want a lot of money. In this part the film is a bit long, it shows lots of details and the persecution of the pirates gets a little bit boring.
Until the last hour, the action and the good performances by all of the actors, but especially by Tom Hanks, his performance is really remarkable during all the film but especially the last hour or so.
So even though it is a bit long, and sometimes a little bit 'to-much detailed Captain Phillips is a good film to see.