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
ActionDramaTrue Story & Biography

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Deepwater Horizon / Reviews

Flicks, Dominic Corry

Flicks, Dominic Corry

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.

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Variety

Variety

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

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Time Out

Time Out

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

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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.

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Newshub

Newshub

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

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New York Post

New York Post

This year's ultimate guilty pleasure at the movies.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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

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