Mini Review - The Finest Hours

The Finest Hours (out Feb 25) is set in 1952 and recounts the true tale of a large oil tanker that struck trouble in a severe storm off the coast of Massachusetts. This may be a powerful true story but for some odd reason, the three-man screenwriting team have packed it with distracting, unnecessary clichés. It’s oversimplified and lacking in tension. Grade: C+.