7.25 out of 10.
Title WWII naval ship is the lead escort for a group of Allied cargo and battle vessels while navigating across the treacherous segment of the North Atlantic called the Black Pit and evading numerous German U-boats set to destroy the fleet before it reaches Liverpool. Film’s slim 90-minute running time leaves little room for maudlin scenes and focuses on tension-filled sequences on military tactics. Hanks, playing Greyhound’s captain, turns another solid performance and makes an oft-explored WWII setting extraordinary. He also wrote the screenplay based on C.S. Forester’s book, The Good Shepherd. Kudos to the editing and the sound engineering teams for their impressive work. Shue appears in a small role as Hanks’ love interest.
Anything ship-related war movies are at the end of my list as I normally find them long and boring, but this immerses you into the action right from the beginning as if you're there. Adrenaline-pumping scenes, the slight miscommunication between the crew can result in deadly consequences.
This is the best war movie since Fury, one of, in my opinion, the best tank movies ever. The action in Greyhound was authentic, and the CG on point. A supremely realistic of what goes on between the captain and his crew. Hank gives another outstanding performance, which is not unusual, as his acting chops rarely leave the world of excellence. His tensions and fears were kept at a professional level, and that in itself kept his crew working like the training they were given. It is worthy of an Oscar consideration at least.
This movie was really well done. Plot was a very well done, based on real life. Acting was well done and very realistic. The scene and sets were really well thought out and very realistic as well. The movie was intense and felt like you were there. Time well spent. It was a war movie, but what's a war movie without a little sprinkle of romance. That little kiss of romance, took the edge off it being too much, too intense. very well done all around.
I enjoy a WW2 movie, and this did not disappoint.
You'd think spending the majority of the movie based on a small destroyer somewhat boring, but this is so tense as they hunt the u-boats that are picking off their convoy one by one and had me on the edge of my seat in several places.
The acting is superb and the sense of relief at the end is palpable.
I wish we could have seen the other side of the cat and mouse, from the u-boat perspective in places as well though, just to round it out.
many things in this film have been a bit warped for storytelling purposes .. like ww2 guys didnt say Sonar they said ASDIC .. but if you said that today the audience wouldnt know wtf you were on about .. also, you cant direction find ratzi sub transmissions, they are compressed into a half second burst that would be hard to distinguish from a lightning “pop”, and radio signal direction finding takes time, at least 10 seconds on a good day .. again, storytelling .. so Hanks is meant to be like a father figure to the other sailors, his age doesnt count against this. (captains at the time could be 45 years old max) You can always pretend the character is 45 if you want.
This was a bit underwhelming. I expected more from a tom Hanks film. The cgi scenes looked cartoonish and not realistic at all. Obviously the acting was great, but that's about the only good thing from this.
Movie picks up very quickly, which I liked. Definitely felt tension throughout. Worth a watch.
The Battle of the Atlantic, which lasted from September 1939 until the defeat of Germany in 1945, was WW2 longest continuous military campaign.
During six years of naval warfare, German U-boats and warships – and later Italian submarines – were pitted against Allied convoys transporting military equipment, troops
and supplies across the Atlantic to Great Britain and the Soviet Union.
This battle to control the Atlantic shipping lanes involved thousands of ships and stretched across thousands of perilous square miles of ocean.
Historians estimate that more than 100 convoy battles took place during the war.
They cost the Merchant Navy more than 30,000 men, and around 3,000 ships. The equally terrible cost for the German Kriegsmarine was 739 U-boats lost in action and 44 due to other causes (including U-505 which is now in Chicago's Sci4ence Museum) out of 1156 U-Boats during the war, and 28,000 men of the total 40,900 men of the U-Bioat arm were killed in action and 5,000 were taken prisoners of war.
Albeit the movie is loosely based on the big Convoy battles of WW2 it is not a historic movie, not even near.
It's an action movie, and a really good one , with a solid cast and a solid performance of Tom Hanks.
It's a classic popcorn movie, I would like to compare it with "The Enemy Below" a classic 1950's Hollywood movie starring Curd Jürgens and Robert Michum.
Well worth a watch 8/10, don't forget Popcorn and Dr Pepper. ;) Read moreLess
Amazing cinematography and high class acting. There is never a dull moment. Total action packed and one can learn a lot about the ocean warfare.
@VaticanBlessings I you're interested about the Battle of the Atlantic, I highly recommend this website. Lots of infos there.
@LesParas thank you so much. im checking it out
Is it just me or is it really hard to find good movies anymore? This is probably the best movie I have seen in awhile. Great Story about the Greyhound and a Captain who truly understands his job and what #1 mistake on the open sea might bring death to his whole ship.
An okay movie for action entertainment, but not one of Tom Hank's best and the screenwriters were more towards Hollywood than reality.
I found the loud and continuous background music intrusive and really irritating. It detracted from the movie when something subtle would have been more appropriate.
Movies like 'Das Boot' show the operating methods of WW2 submarines realistically; they tried to keep a safe distance and out of sight because a submarine is very vulnerable on the surface. The scenes of German submarines attacking destroyers at close range with their deck guns, and chatting on the radio, were just silly. And the number of kills was also difficult to believe, at that time in the war the wolfpacks were definitely on the winning side.
Okay for one watch, 7/10.
Really enjoyed this, its all about suspense and this films has it.
Who needs fancy locations and sets.
If you get the film right it works with very little added.
I was fast moving and unexpected Tom Hanks movie. I would recommend watching.
It's not the best film you'll see, but it's not the worst. That said, it's well above average, for sure. Tom Hanks is excellent, and this is one his best performances. The film is alright but could be improved. Movies set at sea just don't have enough going for them in my view. Even so they do their best with this. A true story, I believe, or based on a true story. Either way, it's a great drama well worth watching.
Wow!!!! This movie is soooooo good. It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time! The action was fast paced, and there were no slow parts in the movie at all. The move actually shows the captain's point of view, and how crazy and hectic being a captain of a battleship is, and they are battling German U-boats for the entire movie!!! I give this movie a 10 out of 10.
such an excellent movie. Tom hanks is incredible as always
7,10 for this amazing display of courage and keeping of the nerves in times of peril. Some amazing cinema shots. More a blokes movie but very well done. I must say I was surprised that I felt the amount of control by the captain.The men must have felt some magic was around this captian. Nerves of pure steel.
The film is taken from C.S.Forester's "The Good Shepherd," a novel I read many years ago because I learned that the US Naval Academy had made the book required reading for all future Naval officers, and rightly so. It's the story of Capt. Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) and shows, in stark detail, the fear, uncertainty, hardship and horror of warfare at sea. Very well done and extremely suspenseful. My only negative observation is that there is an almost constant background music throughout the film that I felt was absolutely unnecessary. It did not increase tension or suspense. That would be impossible. I found the music therefore to be somewhat annoying. Aside from that, a good film worth watching. If you liked "Greyhound," watch 1955's "The Cruel Sea." The subject is the same, with Jack Hawkins at the height of his powers, Donald Sinden and Denholm Elliott. A very fine film that is at least as good as "Greyhound" if not a bit better.
I've read all the raves and bravos. I have even watched this twice.
While Hanks is definitely in his top form. I can't help that this was mostly glitter.
Maybe a sixish movie for me.
Bridge of Spies a 10. That was a masterpiece!
@CollideDuhScope Edit. I can't help but to think..
I enjoyed that. Little to no gratuitous scenes or drama. Just right to the point action.
Much of it had to be CGI, but it was done so very well I didn't notice. Great way to spend 90 minutes. Enjoy.
I found myself "on the edge of my seat" at times. I was totally focused on the battles. This movie takes you for a ride through different emotions.
I enjoy a good war movie at sea, and this one will not let you down. Only a couple of slow parts but the rest is none stop action.
Excellent film great acting from the cast and tom hanks was awesome as always well worth watching
Two days for the pack of wolves to keep at you. Two days for them to pick you off one at a time -- waiting for you to tire -- waiting for you to make a mistake -- choosing their moment. But, you have your own teeth. To survive, keep the group together, keep your defense coordinated and clever. Keep your nerve and your perseverance and you might get through the long nights relatively unscathed -- you might get back to safety.
This is the tale of 'Greyhound'. It is a taut 80 minutes. With a minor exception for a little backstory on the Captain, played by Tom Hanks, we learn almost nothing about the other characters. There is no worthy adversary in this story. The Germans go unseen (but not unheard). In some ways, this is a metaphor for the soldiers, sailors and airmen of World War II. History has told us their deeds in far more detail than their stories.
War has been described as hours of boredom punctuated by moments of terror. Here, as in the film, 'Dunkirk', it is not boredom in stark relief to the action, but dread of what is to come. The fear never has long to settle though before the wolf pack pounces yet again. The minutes drag and fly by at the same time. When you reach the end of the movie, you are thankful it is over, but like our heroes, wanting to go on. You still don't know the men's names, but it has been a privilege to be with them and it would be a honor to serve with them again.
Those of us that were not there will never really know, but 'Greyhound' brings us a little closer. Read moreLess
@TheTorontoGuy what were you watching? this is about boats. boats and unfunny pedos, boats.
@NOYB A group of U-boats was called a Wolf-Pack.
@TheTorontoGuy Exactly what he said.
If you have salt in your blood , if you love ships and and the ocean as well as naval battles: THIS IS 4 U !!
A super realistic naval fight between the "Greyhound" and a wolfpack of German submarines attacking a North Atlantic Convoy in WWII.
Aaron Schneider and Tom Hanks did a great job! This is perfect to the detail:
example: the pencil sharpener on the bridge of the ship. just fascinating.
Dont expect too much human interaction or surrounding story. This is about a naval hunt!
Keeps you on the edge of the seat all through. Thats a promise!
a must watch for all Tom Hanks fans (who is not?? btw)
a must watch for all ocean and Navy lovers
a certainly good recommendation 4 everybody else
@Adrian88 And: i enjoyed this soooo much! FINALLY a "BIG" movie again! We have been fed half silly docus, B and C and even D movies for three months now.
CINEMA is back!
@Adrian88 dont be so thirsty for laden pi ss
@NOYB Oh cmoooon ....cant you guys take a joke? is that really worth making a threaT?
@Adrian88 And what about those taunting Germans? Brings back memories of a certain other GreyWolf tracking those Trumpies.
@😷.box.😷 You mean those cowardly clinton losers or pulosi hypocrites? Can't watch a movie without bringing politics can you?
@Terminator2124 cmooooon i can take a "kraut" joke and you can take a joke about your buddy.
and after all..It`S VEEERy funny
@Terminator2124 Actually, the movie was about politics if you didn't notice.
@😷.box.😷 it would end like this:
"USS Oldshuntr , you thought you escaped but you didnt , you wil die today by a torpedo, aruuuuh.."
USS Oldshuntr:"by a what??"
USS oldshuntr:"a what??"
"Jesus Oldshuntr this NO fun with you..."..
A very good film. I am not a war film fan; in fact, I generally go out of my way to avoid them. But I am a Tom Hanks fan, and I was not disappointed by his latest film. It was an edge-of-your-seat film with non-stop action. If I am bored with a movie I can fast forward parts but this was a 'watch every minute' kind of film. I recommend taking a peek at this one. I do not think that you will be disappointed. Hanks' performance was nothing but stellar. At 64 years old his acting only seems to get better, and he is still at the top of his game.
So much i wait to see the old days. the time watching so fast to fade. the ending missing something.
@kucing Greyhound 2
!ST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol not a fan boy but damn does Tom Hanks make Good movies
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