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Deepwater Horizon (2016) Movie Reviews

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04/19/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Deepwater Horizon" by Yojimbo

Deepwater Horizon depicts the events of April 2010 when a deep sea drilling platform in the Gulf Of Mexico exploded, causing the biggest oil disaster in American history.

Following the usual formula of the disaster movie, the first half of the film is the usual combination of scene-setting exposition, soapy family life and manly men bantering during the calm before the storm. This is all done efficiently enough but never quite shakes off the "TV movie of the week" vibe that often taints a true life story of this type. But director Peter Berg shifts gears almost instantly, making the second half an assault on the senses that effectively portrays the chaos and terror that a news report can never truly convey. The accident itself is an extremely tense race against time to save t...

 

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01/19/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

No spoiler alert needed, it'll explode

"The Runner" was about a congressman who tried to provide financial support for local fisheries after the BP oil spill. "Deepwater Horizon" displays in a consistent manner the pure facts on the day of the fatal accident with this oil platform. It could have been just another disaster movie, like I've seen a lot before. Full of heroism, spectacular scenes and emotionally charged images of families at home, waiting for some good news. Ultimately, it wasn't that kind of a movie. They managed to make a film without any Hollywoodian, exaggerated situations. In short, no tricks to make it more spectacular in terms of action and emotions. It's an accurate reporting of the facts that took place before and during the disaster. Sometimes I feel like watching an action-soaked dis...

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10/18/2016 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Experience the Disaster

'Deepwater Horizon' is the second collaboration between writer/director Peter Berg and star Wahlberg - the first being the similar true story based film 'Lone Survivor'. As with their previous effort, 'Horizon' utilizes an array of talents across the board to recreate some harrowing moments in visceral fashion. It seems the creative team have somehow upped their game this time, as 'Horizon' is damn near perfect in execution. We are taken along through the events leading up to this disaster for the first half of the film. Every crucial detail we need to know concerning how this oil rig operates and the many factors that lead to it's destruction are easily explained through visual means and natural sounding conversation. We see everything from the eye level of the workers, giving us a ...

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