In the Heart of the Sea Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6187

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 39

Theatrical Release Date: 12/11/2015

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/08/2016

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Ron Howard

Actors: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Holland, Benjamin Walker

Plot: In 1820, a whaling ship out of New England, the Essex, encountered a sperm whale that seemed to have a streak of human vengeance, assailing the ship and stranding the crew out in the ocean for 90 days. The true story was the inspiration for Herman Melville’s classic novel, Moby Dick. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/25/2019

An adventure story with little sense of adventure. While not an entire waste, I was unfortunately disappointed by "In the Heart of the Sea."

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/15/2016

Deserved to do better in theaters - this "true story that inspired-Moby Dick" finds the crew of the Essex, a whaling vessel, attacked by a sperm whale and subsequently lost at sea. Much like Master and Commander, the most exciting parts are watching the action at sea. Though it does drag in parts, it has a powerful ending and it is well-cast. Not Ron Howard's best, but certainly worthy of watching.

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Moby Dick - wrote on 03/07/2016

Von was handelt In The Heart Of The Sea? Es gibt so viele Möglichkeiten, Ron Howards letzten Film zu beschreiben. Es ist die Verfilmung des Berichts "In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex" von Nathaniel Philbrick. Er folgt damit der Inspiration für Herman Mellvilles Roman "Moby-Dick". Der Film beschreibt das Verhältnis von Nonfiktion und Fiktion. Womöglich ist es ein Werk über die Ursprünge der zerstörerischen Walfang-Industrie? Ein Survival Film? Im Finale geht es sogar um die Ethik innerhalb eines Unternehmens, denn welche Versicherung bezahlt einen zerstörten Walfänger, wenn sie davon hört, dass der Wal selbst das Schiff zerstörte? Deshalb müssen die Überlebenden lügen. Keine dieser Varianten beschreibt den Film ausreichend - und braucht Howards …

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No Moby Dick.But that Pollard fellow was a ... yep

ikkegoemikke - wrote on 01/05/2016

"The tragedy of the Essex is the story of men. And a Demon."

When I was young, I had a huge reading book about Moby Dick. I gazed at the rich illustrations for hours and eagerly I read about the adventures of Ishmael aboard the Pequod. And I can still see the final drawing before my eyes, with Captain Ahab hanging in the ropes of his harpoon against Moby Dick diving into the ocean. Maybe my expectations were too high for "In the Heart of the Sea" and I hoped to see a similar scene. Unfortunately, it wasn't really a movie about a battle between man and whale. It was more something like "Stranded". But taking place on sea. The rivalry between Owen Chase (Chris Hemsworth) and Captain Pollard (Benjamin Walker) was more interesting than the whaling itself. And did you watch the trailer? …

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Whaling Expedition

Snoogans - wrote on 12/21/2015

'In the Heart of the Sea' is based on the true story that in turn was the basis for the popular novel 'Moby Dick'. It does have a biographical feel to the proceedings, in some regard, but this is also trying to be a rousing sea-going adventure at the same time. It's a solid narrative, from beginning to end. You have one of the survivors of the voyage (now in old age) relating the experience to the man who would craft the 'Moby Dick' story from parts of the tale. The actual whaling expedition is played out by some strong actors. Solid direction from Howard made the dangers of sea travel more prevalent. And the effects of the whales were convincing enough. So why was I lacking engagement? I honestly don't know. Outside of all the characters lacking depth, there's not much wrong …

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