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Black Sea

R| 1 hr. 55 min.

Plot Summary

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival.

Cast: Jude Law , Scoot McNairy , Ben Mendelsohn , David Threlfall , Konstantin Khabenskiy , Michael Smiley , Jodie Whittaker , Sergey Puskepalis

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Genres: Adventure, Thriller

Distributor: Focus Features

Black Sea (2014)

Release Date: January 23rd, 2015|1 hr. 55 min.

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fan reviews ( 1 )
  • Macdonald uses the "Das Boot"-like claustrophobia for maximum tension, then deadens the thrills with flashbacks to Robinson and his estranged wife. Ah, jeez. Law and the scrappy cast work best when submerged and going at one another like beasts. show more

  • Law often looks angry and frazzled onscreen. This time he looks angry and sure of himself. show more

  • A conspicuous comedown from the best of Mr. Macdonald’s films — “The Last King of Scotland” and “Touching the Void.” Still, the craftsmanship is impressive, Ben Mendelsohn’s Fraser provides plenty of psychopathic villainy, and Mr. Law invests his character with more passion than the writing deserves. show more

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