‘The Finest Hours’: Review

Image source: inSing.com
Image source: inSing.com

Image source: inSing.com

Written by Deborah Wee for inSing.

Heads up, Trekkies. Everyone’s favourite captain, Chris Pine, is back to commandeer a ship. Only this time, it is not really a “ship”.

Instead of the USS Enterprise, he has a small Coast Guard motor lifeboat. Instead of “Space: The Final Frontier”, he has the stormy Atlantic waters off the Massachusetts coast. And instead of a crew of Starfleet officers, he has just three men with whom to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors.

No doubt, portraying the legendary man behind the greatest small boat rescue in United States Coast Guard history is just as glorious as taking on the adventures of James T. Kirk.

It is a shame, then, that this greatness does not manifest quite as effectively on screen.

Instead, ‘The Finest Hours’ feels more like a few moments of glory and two hours of numbness.


inSing rating: 2/5 stars
Talkiewood rating: 2.0/5 (TALK-o-meter: “That’s a thumbs down, Gladiator-style.”)
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