Release Date: July 10, 2020
Director: Aaron Schneider
Stars: Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue
Plot: During World War II, a first-time Naval Captain tries to escort a convoy across the Atlantic Ocean, while being chased down by German submarines
Clint Says: Not a great date movie, but a great movie
If you are a fan of war movies, this is a must-see movie. If you are a fan of Tom Hanks, this is a must-see movie. If you are a fan of really good movies, this is a must-see movie.
It is surprising how much action and suspense is packed into a film that is only 90 minutes long, including end credits!
While this is a strange and unprecedented year for film, it should be another year in which we see Tom Hanks up for an acting award. He may also be up for another award as well, because he wrote the script for this movie.
This is one of those films that dispenses with the frills and jumps (almost) straight into the action. From that moment on, the intensity and suspense never let up until just before the end credits roll. It is a white-knuckle ride all the way.
The story is compelling and personal. You feel for the characters, and you feel the emotions that are coursing through them. At times, it almost feels like you are on the ship with them.
This isn’t a great date-night movie, but it is one that is totally worth your time.
(Streaming on AppleTV)