Black Sea

Black Sea

Black Sea

Claustrophobic submarine thriller, from the director of The Last King of Scotland, starring Jude Law as an unemployed captain who takes a job with a shadowy backer to find a sunken Nazi U-boat rumoured to be stacked with gold. Co-stars Scoot McNairy and Ben Mendelsohn.

2014Rating: M, Violence and offensive language.115 minsUK
AdventureThriller
Director:
Kevin Macdonald ('The Last King of Scotland', 'State of Play', 'Touching the Void')
Writer:
Dennis Kelly
Cast:
Jude LawScoot McNairyJodie WhittakerBen MendelsohnGrigoriy DobryginMichael SmileyJune SmithKarl Davies

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

As ruggedly crafted as you’d expect from director Kevin Macdonald...

Time Out

Time Out

press

Its blend of old-fashioned storytelling values and zeitgeisty relevance make it a worthy addition to sub-aquatic cinema’s nerve-juddering legacy.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s hard to decide if Black Sea is a good idea put over with sub-par execution, or an iffy idea handled as well as possible in the circumstances.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Reaches for something more significant and comes up short...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Not much of it is credible... but it has action and adventure to burn, leavened with bits of humour.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Uses the "Das Boot"-like claustrophobia for maximum tension, then deadens the thrills with flashbacks to Robinson and his estranged wife.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A tense piece of pressure cooker entertainment.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A superbly shot men-on-a-mission thriller with chest-tightening tension and a striking contemporary resonance.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

As ruggedly crafted as you’d expect from director Kevin Macdonald...

Time Out

Time Out

press

Its blend of old-fashioned storytelling values and zeitgeisty relevance make it a worthy addition to sub-aquatic cinema’s nerve-juddering legacy.

4.0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s hard to decide if Black Sea is a good idea put over with sub-par execution, or an iffy idea handled as well as possible in the circumstances.

3.0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Reaches for something more significant and comes up short...

Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Not much of it is credible... but it has action and adventure to burn, leavened with bits of humour.

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Uses the "Das Boot"-like claustrophobia for maximum tension, then deadens the thrills with flashbacks to Robinson and his estranged wife.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A tense piece of pressure cooker entertainment.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A superbly shot men-on-a-mission thriller with chest-tightening tension and a striking contemporary resonance.

4.0

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