Deepwater Horizon Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3155

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 40

Theatrical Release Date: 09/30/2016

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/10/2017

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Action

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Peter Berg

Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Dylan O'Brien, Kate Hudson, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich

Plot: The story about the offshore drilling platform Deepwater Horizon, which suffered an explosion in April of 2010 leading to the worst oil spill in U.S. history. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019

The problematic "Deepwater Horizon" follows a generic disaster movie formula, but its real flaws are the underdeveloped characters and tediously slow start.

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Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/24/2018

A very solid true-to-life story of the events leading up to the disaster that led to deaths of 11 men and caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history. Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg have teamed up before in another true-life story (Lone Survivor), and Berg has a good handle on bringing these stories to life. The characters are fleshed out enough that you care what happens, and the action sequences are harrowing. While it doesn't break the mold, it stands on its own and worth a watch.

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Indyfreak - wrote on 02/12/2017

Peter Berg continues his winning streak with DEEPWATER HORIZON, a blockbuster disaster drama about the ill fated oil right and the disastrous accident that happened back in 2010. The film wisely devotes the first act to introducing the characters from the seasoned supervisor (Kurt Russell) to the wily engineer (Mark Wahlberg) and the slimy executive (John Malkovich). Once the accident happens, it is a heart-stopping thriller that vividly recreates the traumatic destruction but also the heroic braver of those trapped on the doomed vessel.

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Yojimbo - wrote on 04/19/2017

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 the lives …

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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 01/19/2017

"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 disaster film where …

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