Chris Pine and Casey Affleck star in this true tale about the US Coast Guard’s most daring rescue mission. Though this stirring disaster movie, set during a raging storm in 1952, takes a while to get going, it will have you riveted by the end.

The action cuts back and forth between the exploits of Affleck’s ingenious sailor, who is trying to keep his stricken oil tanker afloat even after it splits in half, and Pine’s doughty Coast Guard officer who defies impossible odds to lead the rescue mission while his resolute fiancée (Holliday Grainger) keeps an anxious vigil on shore.