Tom Hanks stars in the titular role of this fall’s “Captain Phillips,” the based-on-a-true-story tale of the hijacking of the MV Maersk Alabama. It has intense gun battles, splashy action, a big American star, some melodramatic heroism and a hefty budget.
“A Hijacking” is the opposite side of a similar coin. The procedural thriller from Danish writer-director Tobias Lindholm is a taut, almost bloodless, low-budget feature that does not sermonize or demonize in the story of a hijacked Danish cargo ship.
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Starring: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Abdihakin Asgar and Roland Møller
Rating: R for language.
Running time: 1 hour, 43 minutes