Genre: Action, Thriller, Drama, War, History
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Produced by Gary Goetzman
Screenplay by Tom Hanks
Based on The Good Shepherd by C. S. Forester
Music by Blake Neely
Cinematography: Shelly Johnson
Edited by Mark Czyzewski, Sidney Wolinsky
Distributed by AppleTV+
The plot: U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause’s first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic.
This film was fine.
Pros: Tom Hanks performance was Good, I was amazed how they used certain scenes in different colours & this was a calm film for families to sit down to watch.
Cons: This film can get grim and difficult to sit through at times.
Casts & characters:
- Tom Hanks as Commander Ernest Krause, commanding officerof the USS Keeling, codenamed Greyhound
- Stephen Graham as Lieutenant Commander Charlie Cole, Krause’s executive officer
- Rob Morgan as George Cleveland, Mess Attendant 2nd Class
- Elisabeth Shue as Evelyn Frechette, Ernest’s love interest
- Manuel Garcia-Rulfo as Melvin Lopez
- Karl Glusman as Red Eppstein
- Tom Brittney as Lieutenant Watson
- Jake Ventimiglia as Harry Fippler
- Matt Helm as Lieutenant J. Edgar Nystrom
- Joseph Poliquin as Herbert Forbrick
- Devin Druid as Homer Wallace
- Maximilian Osinski as voice of Eagle
- Dominic Keating as voice of Harry
- Grayson Russell as Signalman #1
- Dave Davis as Boatswain’s Mate #1
- Michael Benz as Lieutenant Carling
- Travis Przybylski as LTJG Dawson
- Josh Wiggins as Talker #1
- Chet Hanks as Bushnell
- Ian James Corlett as voice of Dicky
- Thomas Kretschmann as voice of Grey Wolf
- Michael Carollo as Rico Ochoa, Forward Lookout
I recommend watching this film to those who subscribed to the AppleTV Plus subscription service and a fan of tom hanks other work.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars