• The Finest Hours is all about action, suspense and tension – it rarely lets its audience down on any of those accounts. But it’s still a strictly procedural film and doesn’t exactly break new ground.

    But it’s at least 10 times more fun than Ron Howard’s recent high seas drama – In the Heart of the Sea.

  • Leaving the few stretched on ground moments, the entire film is a nature versus man thriller, where courage wins over all odds. Go for this one if you loved the ‘The Perfect Storm’, this one will take you back on that dreaded journey to the sea. As Miriam puts it in the film, “It’s not the water that scares me but what lies beneath it.”

  • Shalini Langer
    Shalini Langer
    Indian Express


    Chris Pine as the anchor of that boat and hence this film is an effective choice, a good-looking, clean all-American hero with the shiny eyes one can’t ignore.

  • Juhi Matta
    Juhi Matta


    If you’re looking to enjoy a film that features breathtaking visuals and remarkable performances, The Finest Hours is your best bet this weekend. Don’t miss this inspiring true story, which pays homage to the unsung heroes.

  • Uday Bhatia
    Uday Bhatia


    This is meat-and-potatoes film-making, but if you aren’t averse to a lot of scenes with tough guys gritting their teeth, The Finest Hours is a reasonably engaging 120-odd minutes. The churning, roiling waves look pretty much like the VFX that they are, but the snowstorm that hits the land is beautiful.

  • …it’s ultimately a Disney movie, and a sentimental one, and if you’ve ever found yourself liking any film by this production house you’ll easily enjoy The Finest Hours.

  • There’s nothing like faulty human beings rising to the occasion when the chips are down, to warm the cockles of your heart. The overall experience here is one of affected awe and that’s more than we get from big-budget spectacles!

  • Even at its finest moments, The Finest Hours is just unexceptionably plain and too traditional to surprise us…

  • Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Sreeju Sudhakaran
    Bollywood Life


    TFH is still a compelling disaster drama that will certainly not feel like two hours wasted, especially when things get going. If disaster flicks are your thing, this is certainly recommended, but not in 3D though!

  • This is a by-the-book disaster-rescue saga with elevated moments of drama. The ocean scenes leave you feeling a little bit seasick, but in awe of the bravery of these men. The 3D is perfunctory.

  • Enjoy movies about daring rescues? Go watch this…