In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea

Director Ron Howard and actor Chris Hemsworth reunite after 2013’s Rush with this retelling of the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick. Co-stars Cillian Murphy and Brendon Gleeson.

In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The maritime disaster brought on a harrowing aftermath, pushing the ship’s surviving crew to their limits stranded at sea for 90 days and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive.

2015Rating: M121 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyHistoricalBlockbuster
Director:
Ron Howard ('Rush', 'Frost/Nixon', 'The Da Vinci Code', 'A Beautiful Mind')
Writer:
Charles Leavitt
Cast:
Chris HemsworthBenjamin WalkerTom HollandBrendon GleesonCillian MurphyBen WhishawJordi Molla
79%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A pedestrian retelling.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Kudos to Ron Howard for taking a slightly different approach, even if it never quite matches the resonance of Ahab's epic quest.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hemsworth, botched New England accent and all, is a movie star, and this is movie star material.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Chris Hemsworth is John Wayne on water but the whale's the thing.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Something less than a whale of a tale.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

What the film lacks in terms of Melville's thunderous exposition of human frailty and obsession it makes up for in rollicking entertainment.

0

The Pacific Ocean at that time was ship, plastic and fishnet free, I know this is a movie but what a joy to see whales in their element, frisky and free, days before it becomes Harpoon Alley. What hardships these men faced during that period. I heard the story about the Essex on radio, which I found really sombre and heartbreaking than this film Good...

3.0
0

Rich in period detail, beautifully shot, a few exciting and terrifying set pieces but lacking any kind of heart. It also again begs the question: is Chris Hemsworth really a Hollywood leading man outside of the Marvel franchise with this and the dismal Blackhat under his belt? I think not.

3.0
0

I'd admire the visual effect, but the plot... Moby Dick should run away from this film.

2.0
0

A very nicely told tail, Beautifully filmed. For the people who get motion sickness take some ginger. I had motion sickness bad.

4.0
0

Not quite three stars, although certainly deserving of more than two stars. There is nothing particularly wrong with the film (except a few dodgy accents), but as others have already noted, it fails to excite. This is an incredible story that should have been more engrossing.

3.0
0

It has a potentially engrossing true story, an obviously passionate director and the best production that money can buy, but even so In the Heart of the Sea refuses to catch fire. We get the odd flicker here and there – occasionally there’s a fascinating and unexpected detail (such as young Mr Nickerson’s noisome journey into the innards of a dead whale)...

2.0
0

'Moby Dick' is the well known adventure of a whaling ship and its crew relentlessly hunting the legendary white whale that had been the proverbial thorn of any whaling expedition. But before Herman Melville wrote his most famous piece of work in 1850, the American author had received the inspiration for his classic from a real life whaling expedition thirty...

4.0
0

as i say its Ron Howard how bad could it be?

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A pedestrian retelling.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Kudos to Ron Howard for taking a slightly different approach, even if it never quite matches the resonance of Ahab's epic quest.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Hemsworth, botched New England accent and all, is a movie star, and this is movie star material.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Chris Hemsworth is John Wayne on water but the whale's the thing.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Something less than a whale of a tale.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

What the film lacks in terms of Melville's thunderous exposition of human frailty and obsession it makes up for in rollicking entertainment.

0

The Pacific Ocean at that time was ship, plastic and fishnet free, I know this is a movie but what a joy to see whales in their element, frisky and free, days before it becomes Harpoon Alley. What hardships these men faced during that period. I heard the story about the Essex on radio, which I found really sombre and heartbreaking than this film Good...

3.0
0

Rich in period detail, beautifully shot, a few exciting and terrifying set pieces but lacking any kind of heart. It also again begs the question: is Chris Hemsworth really a Hollywood leading man outside of the Marvel franchise with this and the dismal Blackhat under his belt? I think not.

3.0
0

I'd admire the visual effect, but the plot... Moby Dick should run away from this film.

2.0
0

A very nicely told tail, Beautifully filmed. For the people who get motion sickness take some ginger. I had motion sickness bad.

4.0
0

Not quite three stars, although certainly deserving of more than two stars. There is nothing particularly wrong with the film (except a few dodgy accents), but as others have already noted, it fails to excite. This is an incredible story that should have been more engrossing.

3.0
0

It has a potentially engrossing true story, an obviously passionate director and the best production that money can buy, but even so In the Heart of the Sea refuses to catch fire. We get the odd flicker here and there – occasionally there’s a fascinating and unexpected detail (such as young Mr Nickerson’s noisome journey into the innards of a dead whale)...

2.0
0

'Moby Dick' is the well known adventure of a whaling ship and its crew relentlessly hunting the legendary white whale that had been the proverbial thorn of any whaling expedition. But before Herman Melville wrote his most famous piece of work in 1850, the American author had received the inspiration for his classic from a real life whaling expedition...

4.0
0

as i say its Ron Howard how bad could it be?

3.0
0