Apple TV+’s Greyhound is non-stop action from beginning to end. Tom Hanks is absolutely brilliant as Commander Ernest Krause. A must see for military movie fans.
My husband is a United States Navy veteran and so the moment he heard about Greyhound coming to Apple TV+, he was thrilled. And me? Well I have always loved action movies — especially war movies — so I was in! To say that we were both very impressed with this film is an understatement.
There are so many reasons I love Greyhound. It kicks right off with the action, and then continues it all the way through. There is rarely any down time which kept me fully entertained from beginning to end. I never once looked at my watch, and with it only being an hour and a half long film, it goes quickly. Not in a bad way.
I became ridiculously invested in the lives of these soldiers. I often found myself on the edge of the couch watching intently, shaking my legs, and anxiously hoping for them to get out of the way of the U-boats — or blow them up. It was almost like I was on the boat with them — and I was rooting for them the whole time.
Tom Hanks Carries The Film
Tom Hanks is clearly the star of the film. Greyhound is completely centered around him. Yes, he has some great supporting actors surrounding him but ultimately, he carries this film himself. And I mean that in the best way possible.
Tom is one of the most talented actors in the world, there is no doubt about that. But Greyhound helps prove it. I have met and interviewed him before and I can assure you, he is one of the nicest guys in the world as well.
The fact that he wrote this screenplay, as well as stars in the movie, is pretty amazing. Like I said before, this movie is non-stop action and he perfectly portrays an exhausted first time Captain who just wants to complete his mission.
Greyhound Gets It Right
The best part about Greyhound? They got so much right. My husband was constantly pointing out things that were said or done that were totally on point. One of his favorite was just how Tom Hanks’s character would put his hand on a wall, table, or even another sailor, to steady himself.
Having been in the U.S. Navy for years, he said it brought him back to those times. The good and the bad. It was so real, and so believable. It is obvious that a lot of thought and research went into make this movie the correct way — and that is very much appreciated.
Was there anything we didn’t like about the movie? Well, not really. In retrospect Elisabeth Shue’s character is pretty pointless. I mean, I get why they had her in there — the slippers (don’t worry, this is not a spoiler). However she is barely in the movie and could have easily been cut out.
Greyhound is pure action and adrenaline from beginning to end. If you are a fan of military and war movies like I am, you are sure to love this film. It is obvious that the cast and crew did their research in order to make Greyhound true to life, and as a wife of a United Stated Navy veteran, that is greatly appreciated.
Tom Hanks is absolutely brilliant as Commander Ernest Krause, and he is sure to capture your heart. Get ready to be on the edge of your seat rooting for the crew of the Greyhound through the whole film! An absolute must see for anyone who loves action movies, war movies, history movies, or just Tom Hanks!
Tom Hanks stars as a longtime Navy veteran who, as a first-time captain, is tasked with protecting a convoy of 37 ships carrying thousands of soldiers and much-needed supplies across the treacherous waters of the Atlantic during WWII. For five days with no air cover, the captain and his small force of three escort ships must make their way through an area of the ocean known as “the Black Pit,” battling Nazi U-boats while protecting their invaluable ships and soldiers.
GREYHOUND is inspired by events during the Battle of the Atlantic, which took place in the earliest months of America’s alliance with Great Britain and the Allied Forces. Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan, and Elisabeth Shue star alongside Hanks. GREYHOUND was written by Tom Hanks, directed by Aaron Schneider, and produced by Gary Goetzman.