Watch: The Finest Hours 2016 123movies, Full Movie Online – In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel..
Plot: The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.
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|6.7/10 Votes: 67,442|
|63% | RottenTomatoes|
|58/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 1414 Popularity: 21.448 | TMDB|
> A very much acceptable film that inspired by a real event except long pauses and too much ineffective sentiment.
A disaster drama-thriller based on the true account of the 1952. So much better film than I anticipated. But there are a few things I did not like; like the frequent pauses in the narration where nothing really happens other that space given for the emotional background score to pull the viewers in. In a result, it did not work, definitely not for me. Yeah, in the many important scenes, it froze like it happens in the chess games before anybody move their pawn.
In the crucial part of the narration, when the boat was overcrowded, there was an unnecessary pause which annoyed me. It was surely a remarkable segment of the story, but sentimentally failed to appeal or maybe you can call it a too much of the sentiment. Honestly, I liked the story, but the film exceeded its runtime to slow down the portrayal of the event which is surely a drawback than any kind of benefit.
I loved the performances, everybody was good and so the CGI, which was not a top notch yet acceptable. Especially as it takes place in the dark time, they had the advantage to depict the atmosphere as much as close to how it would have looked 65 years ago and as well to avoid the errors.
I never saw its trailer or the teaser, but I knew about this project and after seeing its posters I though it would be about the offshore oil rig. When I saw the film, I realised I was wrong and surprise do such thing happen in real.
The film was also did not let my interest fall. Thanks to the director who always try different genre yet he’s not a mega budget filmmaker. A good film, but like I said should have been even better. Especially should have out classed in the sentimental segments. I don’t know how good was the digital 3D version of it, but still this regular version is worth to give it a shot.
First and foremost this film reminds me of Hacksaw Ridge, second and no less important it’s just as good as the afore mentioned film in the sense that the main character is just as law-bound as the religious lad in Hacksaw going about his day saving people’s lives in the middle of a hurricane, ergo in The Finest Hour’s case while on sea – with a life-guard boat, just as feature-some as the soldier saving soldiers in the middle of a war without shooting a f#cking gun!
And, supposedly, this happened in real life! #OhLordy that was a good watch.
Storm at sea, really not my thing, but nice movie
The fact that the movie is based on true events makes it a bit more special to watch. It’s a nice story about courageous coast guards that risk their own lives trying to save an entire ship crew from a sure death. The movie is well made and if you are like me a bit afraid of big storms at sea then you will have the same feeling of anguish as I had during almost the entire movie. There are some cheesy moments as well, when it’s more about their romance, but for the rest it’s a good movie. If it was not for a couple scenes that I didn’t like I would score it even more. Those scenes were unrealistic and bothered me a bit. Scenes where they are at sea in a major storm and have a conversation on a non rocking boat. That is simply impossible, but for the rest it’s all good. Good actors, good story, and interesting due to it’s historical facts.
Decent old-school survival drama.
Based on an event that would be entirely unbelievable if only it weren’t true, this survival-at-sea drama has an unpretentious, old school charm that wears its heart on its sleeve and its optimism as a badge of honour. When an oil tanker splits in half during a raging storm, Casey Affleck’s chief engineer Ray employs ingenuity and nerves of steel to lead the remaining men – all of whom are stereotypes yet not mere caricatures – through an impossible situation. Meanwhile Chris Pine’s by-the-book Bernie, a Coast Guard who has recently tasted failure in his line of work, must overcome personal adversity and harsh conditions in his rescue attempt undertaken in a small boat with a crew of only four. These two intersecting stories are thrilling, interesting and affecting enough to carry the film, so it’s a damn shame a third of the runtime (including a slightly too-cheesy ending) is given to the town folk nervously waiting to see if their loved ones will make it home. Every time it abandons the ocean-set exploits in favour of checking in on the families – in particular Bernie’s infuriatingly naïve and misguided girlfriend Miriam (Holliday Grainger) – the suspense is undercut and the momentum is stifled. Huge credit must be given to the production designers and visual-effects artists though, the multi-layered set of the (slowly) sinking ship’s engine room is epic and immersive, whilst the wide shots seemingly composed entirely of CGI are convincing and seamless. The Finest Hours is far from perfect, but it’s a refreshingly simple family-friendly tale with a pleasant, old-fashioned approach to storytelling that celebrates the human spirit without a hint of irony.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 57 min (117 min)
Genre Action, Drama, History
Director Craig Gillespie
Writer Scott Silver, Paul Tamasy, Eric Johnson
Actors Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster
Country United States
Awards 2 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT Plus, Leitz SUMMILUX-C Lenses
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema (also 3-D version)