In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

Director Ron Howard and actor Chris Hemsworth reunite after 2013’s Rush with this retelling of the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick. Co-stars Cillian Murphy and Brendon Gleeson.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The maritime disaster brought on a harrowing aftermath, pushing the ship’s surviving crew to their limits stranded at sea for 90 days and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.

2015Rating: M, Survival themes121 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistoricalBlockbuster
Director:
Ron Howard ('Rush', 'Frost/Nixon', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'A Beautiful Mind')
Writer:
Charles Leavitt
Cast:
Chris HemsworthBenjamin WalkerTom HollandBrendon GleesonCillian MurphyBen WhishawJordi Molla

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Flicks, Tony Stamp

Flicks, Tony Stamp

Ron Howard has always been a pretty meat-and-potatoes filmmaker, but it’s remarkable how he manages to take the story of a huge murderous whale ruthlessly stalking its human prey, and make a movie as dull as In the Heart of the Sea. Rather than ramping up the pulpy thrills that are there for the taking, the film adopts a deadly serious tone throughout, as characters are put through terrible hardships, seemingly intended to wring out anguished, awards-friendly performances.

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Total Film

Total Film

Kudos to Ron Howard for taking a slightly different approach, even if it never quite matches the resonance of Ahab's epic quest.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Hemsworth, botched New England accent and all, is a movie star, and this is movie star material.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Chris Hemsworth is John Wayne on water but the whale's the thing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Something less than a whale of a tale.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

What the film lacks in terms of Melville's thunderous exposition of human frailty and obsession it makes up for in rollicking entertainment.

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