Deepwater Horizon

2016 "When faced with our darkest hour, hope is not a tactic"
7.1| 1h47m| PG-13| en| More Info
Released: 30 September 2016 Released
Producted By: di Bonaventura Pictures
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A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.


Drama, Action

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Peter Berg

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Cubussoli Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!
Cortechba Overrated
Forumrxes Yo, there's no way for me to review this film without saying, take your *insert ethnicity + "ass" here* to see this film,like now. You have to see it in order to know what you're really messing with.
Isbel A terrific literary drama and character piece that shows how the process of creating art can be seen differently by those doing it and those looking at it from the outside.
evening1 How does a disaster like Deepwater Horizon happen? This movie won't help you get that, but it might prompt you to look it up on Wikipedia and give you a greater appreciation of the risks in drilling that oil that runs your car. I am not a big action-movie fan but I found this movie interesting. One does care about the character played well by Mark Wahlberg and his reunion with his too-pretty-to-be-believed family, complete with dinosaur tooth, is indeed moving. I also liked the performance of Kurt Russell, who has aged since I saw him last in a film, but remains a very good-looking man. He creates an interesting persona of a safety professional whose vigilance extends beyond his job description. "Did you floss today," he asks a character, and how right he is to inquire!Many of the other characters in the movie come across as caricatures, including John Malkovich as a BP bigwig with an exaggerated Louisiana drawl. (The ending credits tell us that he was indicted and acquitted of manslaughter...a few more lines on this point would have been greatly appreciated. But, as elsewhere in this film, there's always Wikipedia.) Unsurprisingly, the special effects here are impressive. Fire in all of its forms is a terrifying thing and the horror is brought to life here. I'm glad that the movie named and showed pictures of the 11 crew members who perished in the conflagration. According to Wikipedia, their bodies were never recovered. I wish this film had provided additional credits on what, if anything, has been learned, so that the biggest oil-industry disaster of all time won't be exceeded in the future.
wryboy If I could give this a negative star review, I would. I don't know what happened to film making, but it seems to be just dead and buried. Imagine a film where the camera is close up onto the pores of an actors skin and then shake the camera back and forth for and hour and a half. Quick cuts, close shots, shaky cam. Just terrible and I mean terrible direction. Shame. Shame. Shame.
denis888 In this age, it is not easy to create films about catastrophes, without sliding into expensive but uninteresting CGI effects, or getting cheap and nasty. Deepwater Horizon is a very fine example of exquisite balance between excellent actors' performances (Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Mark Walberg and Kate Hudson all show definite depth and sophisticated valor, depicting their parts decently and with a great gusto) and awesome CGI effects. Without going deeper into technical details, I have to admit the film has achieved its main goal - to show true heroism, valor, valiance and also cowardice and shallowness in the wake of doom and death. Excellent depiction of Lousiana nature, exactly right balance of mundane, tragic, heroic and stupid all add certain flavor to the very tough and nutritious broth of a film. I do recommend this fast, deeply tragic, decent and sobering film to all who want to think and would like to watch something serious and thought-provoking.
classicsoncall I didn't expect the film to be that much of an action movie, even though the Deepwater Horizon incident remained at the national forefront for over three months. After the characters are established and the premise of the story is set, the semi-submersible offshore oil drilling rig known as Deepwater Horizon turns into a veritable fireball with employees scrambling for their lives, or in the case of the eleven who didn't make it, a final, forbidding resting place. There's just enough well drilling science interspersed throughout the story to guide the uninitiated about what happened, with a thorough indictment made against the cost cutting maneuvers of the British Petroleum honchos calling the shots. Besides what we see here, I was also expecting in some way the eventual successful effort that shut the oil spill down, but the picture really only followed the tragedy through the first few days until the surviving crew members were all rescued. One's visceral response to the blazing inferno that consumed the oil rig is tempered by the fact that this was a real event that claimed eleven lives. What's impressive is the mammoth undertaking director Peter Berg accepted when offered the challenge to make the film. Extra features on the DVD describe the formidable task, putting you right in the middle of the disaster.