- Rating: 3.5/5
Initial release: 6 May 2020 (Belgium)
Director: Aaron SchneiderAdapted from: The Good Shepherd
- Budget: 5.03 crores USD
Greyhound is a 2020 American war film directed by Aaron Schneider and starring Tom Hanks, who also wrote the screenplay. The film is based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester and also stars Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue.
Tom Hanks continues his role as a WWII historian with “Greyhound,” The one man who carries the entire weight of the taut narrative, through terrifyingly turbulent waters of the Atlantic Ocean in a zigzag pattern to avoid being torpedoed is, but who else, Tom Hanks.
At just over 80 minutes if you skip the end credits, fans of this war movie will be drawn to its lean, no-nonsense approach, one that employs more nautical terminology and shouted orders than character detail.
For Tom Hanks, who also wrote the film, all you need to know about Commander Ernest Krause is in what he did in service.
A Complete Review of Greyhound 2020
- It is rare to find a film that invests all its fortunes on a single actor, and Aaron Schneider’s Greyhound, now on Apple Plus TV, does precisely this.
- A master of many moods on screen, he has been seen playing characters as diverse as a man forced to live on an uninhabited island for four years in Cast Away, as an AIDS patient in Philadelphia, as someone with a low IQ in Forrest Gump, as Professor Langdon in Dan Brown’s adaptations, as a romantic in Sleepless in Seattle and You’ve Got Mail, as a pilot in Sully getting a plane to land on water and as a captain taken hostage by Somali pirates in Captain Phillips.
- Sure, Hanks, the actor finds a way to inject a subtle glimmer of doubt or fear, but this is one of the most purposeful war movies ever made in how little it offers outside of the naval events that justify its existence.
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