Greyhound is a World War II military thriller based on real events that took place at sea. The naval destroyer is tasked with escorting a supply convoy across the Atlantic through a dangerous stretch of territory that cannot be protected by air cover.


Captain Ernest Krause (Tom Hanks) is a U.S. Navy officer in charge of the USS Keeling, a Fletcher-class destroyer also codenamed Greyhound. It is tasked with protecting a convoy of 37 ships carrying troops and supplies to Europe and joining the war effort during World War II.


Unfortunately, to get to Liverpool, they need to pass through a very long stretch of the Atlantic Ocean, called the Black Pit, because it is too far inland for planes to cover the ships. Adding to the greater danger are German U-boats or U-boats (submarines), which are capable of launching torpedoes designed to sink the supply ships that Captain Krause is tasked with protecting.


In an effort to disrupt the supply chain coming from the United States, a group of German submarines mingle with these boats, threatening Captain Krause's ship, as well as the convoy, which will die in the waters if Krause cannot stop this hidden threat.

Torpedoes abound as both countries fight to accomplish their opposing missions. If the Germans were unable to stop this threat, troops and supplies would be used to crush them in the war. Meanwhile, Krause's quick life-or-death decisions will lead him and his troops to victory or a watery grave.


The Atlantic Ocean itself is not a very interesting visual element, since ships are always surrounded by water. However, Schneider manages to create tension with a constant invisible threat from below, explosions and mayhem resulting from their skirmishes, and constant military chatter replete with attempts to locate and destroy the enemy.


Greyhound is the first feature film written by Hanks that he also did not direct, and while it showcases his ability to write exciting action films, what it is most famous for is his ability to excel at playing a relatable character who is stuck in a difficult situation. While his acting ability is not in question, what seems to be missing from the equation is the depth of the character he plays, which is equally strange as the film ends with ample opportunity to add reactions from himself or his team. You can download more movies on via torrent.


The character "Captain Krause" taken primarily from The Good Shepherd, a novel based on a true story written by K.S. Forester, who follows Crouse through his participation in the Battle of the Atlantic, which lasted from 1939 to 1945. While the character may be fictitious, the event is not. Many similar passages were made during World War II, and some boats passed through them, while others were sunk by German submarines.


Ultimately, Greyhound provides a minimalist look at one very small aspect of World War II that fits into the library of films made after the war. Its jaunty pacing and slick cuts ensure bursts of action rather than in-depth character studies, although the film is a bit shallow for an epic story of ocean warfare.