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Deepwater Horizon Movie Review

Deepwater Horizon Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " Deepwater Horizon"
Runtime: 1 Hour 48 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 09-12-2016
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
3 / 5.0



Making films on ecological disasters is indeed a tight-rope walk for the filmmakers. Now, let’s see what Deep Water Horizon, an environmental disaster film, has in store for us.


Mark Wahlberg, Gina Rodriguez and Kurt Russell report to duty as usual. They work in Deepwater oil rig. It dawns on Kurt Russell that the company that commenced the drilling expedition doesn’t mind to ignore safety measures so that immediate results are gained. What happens next? Watch Deep Water Horizon to know.

Star Performances

Mark Wahlberg is associated again with Peter Berg (director) after Lone Survivor has given a good performance and is in good form. John Malkovich has enjoyed doing his role as the villain. Kurt Russell also impresses us with his work.


Peter Berg brings the catastrophe before our eyes in a somewhat gripping manner. But the director seems to have concentrated more on the technical details that the flick doesn’t provide enough insight as to the real reason of the explosion. The screenplay of Matthew Sand and Matthew Michael Carnahan have an instructive approach to them. The sound effects are so absorbing that even a minute of silence fills us with fear. A disaster movie indulges in other individuals’ misfortunes. And this movie, which narrates the story of the oil drilling rig of 2010 which turns out into an environmental catastrophe has its share of terse moments. The movie’s first part tells us that some disaster is going to happen.

What’s there?

The movie is visually appealing.

What’s not there?

  • The movie Deep Water Horizon has some scenes that are clichéd.
  • The viewers will get a feeling of how it feels to be on the rig which is on fire, but even then they will want to know the reason of the things going wrong.


The movie is filled with details of the disaster and it is visually rich.