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About the Movie
Mark Wahlberg leads an all-star cast in this unforgettably powerful film inspired by a thrilling story of real-life heroes. For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day's end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. Deepwater Horizon reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge—and risked everything to lead others to safety.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 215
- Fresh: 179
- Rotten: 36
- Average Rating: 7.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: You can't help marveling at the tightrope the filmmakers walk: honoring their courage and sacrifice while making an action flick entertaining enough to justify the more than $100 million it took to make it come alive on-screen.
Fresh: In short, Peter Berg has done it again. You come out shaken with excitement, but with a touch of shame, too, at being so easily thrilled.
Rotten: The most positive general attribute about Deepwater Horizon is the authenticity of its action.
Great Cast, Amazing Movie
I absolutely loved this film, it was captivating and incredibly well produced. It's definitely worth watching. Thumbs up👍🏾👍🏾
Some people may think that this movie is disrespectful, but it does have a purpose. It was indeed an action movie that was sad because many people died on the Deepwater Horizon. This movie tries to get people's attention on the story from the eyes of the survivors. This movie also tries to raise awareness about the horrible disaster that occurred, for example, I honestly had no idea that this happened in real life, and now I'm very aware that this was based on true events with true heroes... What I'm trying to say is that any movie that is interesting tries to tell the viewer something about life (unless it is a crappy movie with a low budget)
As true to the crew and family as could be
Being in the Oil and Gas industry, I came to watch this movie with an open mind. If what Mark Wahlberg's crew did, captured even a glimpse of what happened on that rig that day, then I couldn't imagine actually living through it! This movie, not to make light of what happened, but to see it through the eyes of the crew members. It's tragic that 11 people lost their lives in, what seems as a preventable event. It was action packed, and I am glad they made DeepWater Horizon about the crew and not about the damned oil spill. Yes; the oil spill was horrible, but during the time this happened, not too many media outlets were talking about the people affected. They were more concerned with the oil in the water.
This is a much watch movie!