The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a 1952 blizzard. Stars include Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster and Eric Bana. (PG-13 – 117 minutes)
“The Finest Hours” is an absolutely breathtaking portrayal of bravery that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The new actioner takes the true tale of a daring 1952 Coast Guard rescue off the New England seaboard and displays it on the big screen in such a way that rejuvenates the human spirit. However, as thrilling and visually exhilarating that its sea-set sequences are, its old fashioned love story is its strongest attribute. Holliday Grainger steals not only the show but also viewers’ hearts. Do not splurge for 3D, though, as the dark lenses exacerbate low-lit scenes.