Movie Review—The Finest Hours Starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck

Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in a storm-tossed true-life story.


The Finest Hours

"The Finest Hours is a film in which just about everything goes right—the production design, the photography, the technical effects. But the movie itself doesn't really go anywhere. The picture is impressive on one or another level from beginning to end, but it begins to recede from memory before the house lights come up," writes Kurt Loder. "It's a remarkable true story about the 1952 sinking of an oil tanker, the SS Pendleton, several miles off of Cape Cod, and the against-all-odds U.S. Coast Guard mission that rescued 32 of its surviving crew members."