The Finest Hours
Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ book detailing a daring 1952 Coast Guard rescue off the New England seaboard comes to the screen in this Disney film produced by Jim Whitaker. Staring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, in the four-man band of Coast Guard troops who went above and beyond the call of duty, steering out into impossible sea conditions in the dead of night to reach a crippled oil tanker.
“…a fully respectable nautical nailbiter. Unfortunately, it does take its sweet time getting its sea legs…” -Andrew Barker –Variety
“much of the action feels instructive rather than immersive. Even so, the film’s promise of thrill-ride spectacle — it’s going out in a variety of 3D formats — should help it ride a strong wave at the box office.” -Sheri Linden –The Hollywood Reporter