Critics loved Mark Wahlberg’s next ‘Deepwater Horizon’, Here are some first reviews


“A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.” says IMDb, describing Mark Wahlberg’s new movie Deepwater Horizon. The description sounds intriguing and even though many intriguing descriptions turn out as ordinary movies, this one isn’t. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received a standing ovation. Here are some reviews that will intrigue you to watch the upcoming Biographical Drama.

#1 Matt Donato from ‘We Got This Covered’: “Deepwater Horizon is a viciously intense disaster film engulfed by the flames of greed and ego – and actual, physical flames. Despite already knowing the film’s infamous outcome, director Peter Berg still manages to deliver a tragic, exciting retelling of the worst oil crisis in US history. This is no action film – Berg does well to highlight every ill-advised instruction and heroic showing of humanity, focusing solely on survival. Scene after scene, we can only sit and shake our heads as inevitability inches closer, enraged by the honest depiction of corporate stupidity shown by every BP “Company Man” aboard the Deepwater Horizon.”

★★★★

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#2 Chris Hewitt from ‘Empire Online’: “An efficient and no-nonsense depiction of the worst disaster in US oil drilling history, buoyed by excellent performances. “

★★★★

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#3 Todd McCarthy from ‘Hollywood Reporter’: “With all the explosions, gushing oil, fireballs, billowing smoke, crashing metal, airborne choppers, yelling and screaming and general pandemonium breaking out in all directions, you can barely understand a fraction of the dialogue in Deepwater Horizon. Given that what talk you do hear mostly has to do with stuff like pressure levels, mud displacement and test results, the lack of comprehension doesn’t matter a bit. All that counts here is that the film serve up a realistic, non-phony-looking, action-packed rendition of the worst oil spill in American history, and that it certainly does.”

★★★★

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#4 Benjamin Lee from ‘The Guardian’: “When all breaks loose, Berg stages the action horribly well, capturing the panic and gruesome mayhem without the film ever feeling exploitative. It’s spectacularly constructed, yet it doesn’t forget about the loss of life, ensuring that, despite thin characterization, the impact is felt.”

★★★★

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#5 Gregory Ellwood from ‘The Playlist’:  “When the mobile offshore drilling rig the Deepwater Horizon exploded into flames on April 20, 2010 it resulted in the loss of 11 lives and the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Five years later, BP, which contracted the Deepwater, would spend $18.7 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government and local and state municipalities. The disaster was epic, but also filled with heroic acts, which director Peter Berg chronicles in a movie appropriately named ‘Deepwater Horizon'”

★★★★

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