A Hijacking

Lists: Drama, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations — and an escalating potential for explosive violence — in Tobias Lindholm's grittily authentic and suspenseful thriller."

Overall Ranking: 1425 (Rank from 2012: # 56)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 60%
Half-Popped 20%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
Bryan Lienesch86 - It's hard to call 'A Hijacking' a precursor to 'Captain Phillips' for obvious factual reasons, but it certainly alludes to how compelling such a story can be when thrown up on the big screen.
Dan O'Neill80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80(full review)
David Baruffi80(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes43(full review)

People Involved

  • Pilou Asbæk (Mikkel Hartmann)
  • Søren Malling (Peter C. Ludvigsen)
  • Dar Salim (Lars Vestergaard)
  • Roland Møller (Jan Sørensen)
  • Gary Skjoldmose Porter (Connor Julian)
  • Abdihakin Asgar (Omar)
  • Amalie Ihle Alstrup (Maria Hartmann)
  • Amalie Vulff Andersen (Kamilla Hartmann)
  • Linda Laursen (Anette Ludvigsen)
  • Tobias Lindholm (Director)