Sunday, January 1, 2017

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Director: Peter Berg. Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson. 107 min. Rated PG-13. Hong Kong/USA. Drama/Thriller.

The Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster, which ended with spilling more than 210 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico over three months in 2010 as the worst oil spill in US history ... overshadows everything else we know about it. But on the day of the disaster, there were real heroes and real villains on the rig. Innocent people died, and other risked their lives to save the rest. This film tells the story of that day's forgotten players, with great actors and mind-blowing production values. Reminded me of this year's other engaging disaster movie, The Finest Hours.

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