Deepwater Horizon

107 mins
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Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich star in this disaster film based on the 2010 BP... More

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Deepwater Horizon | Ratings & Reviews

"Peter Berg's film about the Deepwater Horizon explosion almost entirely ignores the enormous environmental impact of the disaster, focusing instead on the build up to, and immediate human cost of, the event."

Flicks, Dominic CorryFlicks

"For a movie in which you can't follow what's going on for 75% of the time, "Deepwater Horizon" proves remarkably thrilling..."


"Accusations of tastelessness have some justification - if your priority is to respect the dead, why hire the director of 'Battleship'?"

Time OutTime Out

"The anger and grief you feel leaving the theater constitute a kind of catharsis, a modest symbolic compensation for the failure of justice in the real world."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"Wahlberg doesn't act, he just projects himself, and his naturalness makes a cool counterpoint to Russell's glowering integrity and Malkovich's lip-pursing villainy. It's nail-biting stuff."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"The film depicts the worst oil spill in American history and director Peter Berg recreates the cataclysm of that day with unbearable tension and healing compassion."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"It's a tense time waiting for one of those rumblings from three miles down to turn Deepwater Horizon into its own floating towering inferno."

New Zealand HeraldNew Zealand Herald

"A missed opportunity; a hit-and-miss collection of pretty arresting visual effects married with a strangely toothless narrative."


"This year's ultimate guilty pleasure at the movies."

New York PostNew York Post

"An efficient and no-nonsense depiction of the worst disaster in US oil drilling history, buoyed by excellent performances."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

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