Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich star in this disaster film based on the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon explosion - the incident which saw 11 workers killed, 17 workers injured and a massive oil spill leak into the Gulf of Mexico. It was the deemed the largest environmental disaster in US history.

2016Rating: M, Mature themes and coarse language107 minsUSA
ActionDramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
85%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

Peter Berg's film about the Deepwater Horizon explosion almost entirely ignores the enormous environmental impact of the disaster, focusing instead on the build up to, and immediate human cost of, the event.

3.0
0

A digital effects spectacular of an oil-rig explosion tacked onto a modest melodrama back-story

The moral of most man-made disaster films is that when civilisation disrespects nature the results can be catastrophic. Such films work best when we get both sides of the story: the why and what happened on humanity’s side, and nature’s response and effects on the other. It is clear that big money was involved in the 2010 oil-rig disaster that is examined...

3.0
0

What Lies Beneath

My, my and didn't ths disaster make global headlines. I am glad that this story is about those people who worked this oil rig. The scenes that spoke volumes to me was towards the end of the film when all survivors had made it aboard the ship Did help really arrive, when all the crew and workers were off the rig? The roll call of all those who were...

0

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon. Liked it, didn't love it. Good acting, some intense sequences, emotional ending. I think I enjoyed Peter Berg's Lone Survivor more. Not a must see, probably wouldn't watch it again, but still pretty good. Grade: B-

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

For a movie in which you can't follow what's going on for 75% of the time, "Deepwater Horizon" proves remarkably thrilling...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Accusations of tastelessness have some justification - if your priority is to respect the dead, why hire the director of 'Battleship'?

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The anger and grief you feel leaving the theater constitute a kind of catharsis, a modest symbolic compensation for the failure of justice in the real world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Wahlberg doesn't act, he just projects himself, and his naturalness makes a cool counterpoint to Russell's glowering integrity and Malkovich's lip-pursing villainy. It's nail-biting stuff.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The film depicts the worst oil spill in American history and director Peter Berg recreates the cataclysm of that day with unbearable tension and healing compassion.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's a tense time waiting for one of those rumblings from three miles down to turn Deepwater Horizon into its own floating towering inferno.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A missed opportunity; a hit-and-miss collection of pretty arresting visual effects married with a strangely toothless narrative.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

This year's ultimate guilty pleasure at the movies.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An efficient and no-nonsense depiction of the worst disaster in US oil drilling history, buoyed by excellent performances.

4.0
0
Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

flicks

Peter Berg's film about the Deepwater Horizon explosion almost entirely ignores the enormous environmental impact of the disaster, focusing instead on the build up to, and immediate human cost of, the event.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

For a movie in which you can't follow what's going on for 75% of the time, "Deepwater Horizon" proves remarkably thrilling...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Accusations of tastelessness have some justification - if your priority is to respect the dead, why hire the director of 'Battleship'?

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The anger and grief you feel leaving the theater constitute a kind of catharsis, a modest symbolic compensation for the failure of justice in the real world.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Wahlberg doesn't act, he just projects himself, and his naturalness makes a cool counterpoint to Russell's glowering integrity and Malkovich's lip-pursing villainy. It's nail-biting stuff.

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

The film depicts the worst oil spill in American history and director Peter Berg recreates the cataclysm of that day with unbearable tension and healing compassion.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

It's a tense time waiting for one of those rumblings from three miles down to turn Deepwater Horizon into its own floating towering inferno.

4.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A missed opportunity; a hit-and-miss collection of pretty arresting visual effects married with a strangely toothless narrative.

3.0
0
New York Post

New York Post

press

This year's ultimate guilty pleasure at the movies.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

An efficient and no-nonsense depiction of the worst disaster in US oil drilling history, buoyed by excellent performances.

4.0
0

A digital effects spectacular of an oil-rig explosion tacked onto a modest melodrama back-story

The moral of most man-made disaster films is that when civilisation disrespects nature the results can be catastrophic. Such films work best when we get both sides of the story: the why and what happened on humanity’s side, and nature’s response and effects on the other. It is clear that big money was involved in the 2010 oil-rig disaster that is examined...

3.0
0

What Lies Beneath

My, my and didn't ths disaster make global headlines. I am glad that this story is about those people who worked this oil rig. The scenes that spoke volumes to me was towards the end of the film when all survivors had made it aboard the ship Did help really arrive, when all the crew and workers were off the rig? The roll call of all those who were...

0

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon. Liked it, didn't love it. Good acting, some intense sequences, emotional ending. I think I enjoyed Peter Berg's Lone Survivor more. Not a must see, probably wouldn't watch it again, but still pretty good. Grade: B-

3.0
0