Adrift

Adrift

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Adrift

Shailene Woodley (Divergent) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You) are lovers caught in a hurricane at sea in this true story drama from Baltasar Kormákur (Everest).

As the two avid sailors set out on a trans-oceanic journey, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn't anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in history. After the storm hits, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.

2018Rating: M, Offensive language96 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & Biography
85%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

In Adrift, an incredible true story of survival at sea is made ordinary by lackluster direction. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Adrift follows Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and her boyfriend Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) as they become stranded in a storm somewhere in the 6500 km stretch of Pacific Ocean between Tahiti and San Diego. Intercut with glib flashbacks to the couple’s courtship, Tami and a gravely injured Richard attempt to sail toward Hawaii in the remnants of their battered boat.

2.0
0

Not as good as expected

Was really keen to see this, and so went as soon as it came out. With promises that parts were filmed in NZ I was hoping to see glimpses of our shore lines or familiar landmarks, however there were none - except for the odd NZ actor and accent over the radio. Great performances by Shailene and Sam, and some good realistic stormy scenes. However I couldn't...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

[Woodley] knows how to play an ordinary woman who's wild at heart, and she keeps you captivated, even when the film itself is watchable in a perfectly competent, touching, and standard way.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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The film is a notch below average.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Proving adept at both action sequences and emotional trauma...

4.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Director Baltasar Kormakur makes good use of location filming on the open waters, giving this melodramatic tale a dose of realism, but "Adrift" is never as harrowing as the subject matter would suggest.

0
NPR

NPR

press

What might have been a typical disaster movie about perfunctorily established characters heading into peril together...instead becomes a love story that keeps asserting and reinforcing itself as the film goes along. It's elegant in the cutting.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Woodley has a gift for conjoining inner strength and vulnerability until the two are all but indistinguishable.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If the part of the film devoted to endurance lacks the harrowing power of, say, 2013's All Is Lost, it at least gives Woodley the opportunity to convincingly sink her teeth into a plum dramatic lead role...

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

Stop Googling and see the film first. You'll be glad you didn't know all the details beforehand.

0
Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

In Adrift, an incredible true story of survival at sea is made ordinary by lackluster direction. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Adrift follows Tami Oldham (Shailene Woodley) and her boyfriend Richard Sharp (Sam Claflin) as they become stranded in a storm somewhere in the 6500 km stretch of Pacific Ocean between Tahiti and San Diego. Intercut with glib flashbacks to the couple’s courtship, Tami and a gravely injured Richard attempt to sail toward Hawaii in the remnants of their battered boat.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

[Woodley] knows how to play an ordinary woman who's wild at heart, and she keeps you captivated, even when the film itself is watchable in a perfectly competent, touching, and standard way.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The film is a notch below average.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Proving adept at both action sequences and emotional trauma...

4.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Director Baltasar Kormakur makes good use of location filming on the open waters, giving this melodramatic tale a dose of realism, but "Adrift" is never as harrowing as the subject matter would suggest.

0
NPR

NPR

press

What might have been a typical disaster movie about perfunctorily established characters heading into peril together...instead becomes a love story that keeps asserting and reinforcing itself as the film goes along. It's elegant in the cutting.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Woodley has a gift for conjoining inner strength and vulnerability until the two are all but indistinguishable.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

If the part of the film devoted to endurance lacks the harrowing power of, say, 2013's All Is Lost, it at least gives Woodley the opportunity to convincingly sink her teeth into a plum dramatic lead role...

0
Associated Press

Associated Press

press

Stop Googling and see the film first. You'll be glad you didn't know all the details beforehand.

0

Not as good as expected

Was really keen to see this, and so went as soon as it came out. With promises that parts were filmed in NZ I was hoping to see glimpses of our shore lines or familiar landmarks, however there were none - except for the odd NZ actor and accent over the radio. Great performances by Shailene and Sam, and some good realistic stormy scenes. However I couldn't...

2.0
0