Tom Hanks plays the leading role as a long-time Navy veteran, the first captain to protect a convoy of 37 ships with thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies during the Second World War over the treacherous waters of the Atlantic.
00: 00: 00.000 intro
00: 00: 19.847 greeting
00:00: 27,850 Greyhound
Tom Hanks plays the leading role as a veteran Navy veteran, the first captain to protect a convoy of 37 ships with thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies during World War II across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic.
Based on the 1955 novel “The Good Shepherd” by Cecil Scott Forester, the film takes place at the beginning of the Second World War. An international convoy of 37 Allied ships crosses the North Atlantic, 5 days of which without air support. Commander Krause leads the convoy on the destroyer USS Keeling – nickname “Greyhound” – while being chased by a pack of German submarines.
The film was originally supposed to be released in cinemas in early May, but was postponed due to the corona virus. Apple then secured the distribution rights and has been offering the film on Apple TV + since July 10.
Director: Aaron Schneider (Oscar for Two Soldiers, At The End Of The Way – A True Lies Story)
Commander Ernest Krause – Tom Hanks (Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, The Soldier James Ryan, Cast Away – Lost, The Circle…)
Evelyn “Evie” Krause – Elisabeth Shue (Back to the Future, Leaving Las Vegas)
Charlie Cole – Stephen Graham (Gangs of New York, Public Enemies)
Lieutenant Nystrom – Matt Helm (The Kitchen: Queens of Crime)
Cleveland – Rob Morgan (Marvel’s Daredevil, Stranger Things)
Lieutenant Watson – Tom Brittney (Grantchester, Make Me Famous)
Lopez – Manuel Garcia-Rulfo (The Magnificent Seven, Murder on the Orient Express)
Dawson – Travis Przybylski (Banana Split)
00: 04: 25.258 Acting performance
Tom Hanks tailored the screenplay primarily to one actor – to himself. In this respect, the multiple Academy Award winner shines, but all other actors are more or less lost.
00: 10: 45.610 Technical implementation
Technically, there are some interesting tricks in Greyhound, the implementation is largely convincing. In the end, the color mood is a bit worth discussing, the action scenes could also be more impressive.
00: 27: 45.578 General criticism
Greyhound does a lot of things right, manages to create excitement, but in the end it is a bit arbitrary. An interesting chamber game on the Atlantic, where the lack of synchro is not really a big problem in the end.
00: 38: 35.871 conclusion and evaluation
Jan: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Steph: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Rotten Tomatoes: 79% – 77%
00:40:16,703 Apple TV + Strategy
Apple tried something new with Greyhound – the group first bought content (for some money). The bombastic start is striking – it should be the most successful start at TV +. Will Apple change its strategy?
00: 45: 01.119 goodbye
00:46: 16,489 outro
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