• Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Deepwater Horizon

Release Date: September 30th, 2016

DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.

Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin, James DuMont, Joe Chrest, Gina Rodriguez, Brad Leland, John Malkovich

Director: Peter Berg

Genres: Action , Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Participant Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Closest to the Hole, Warner Bros. Records, Leverage Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Quest, House, 2010s, Office, Intense, Escape, Survival, Gripping, Daughter, Wife, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    As a director, Berg is known for his brutal action scenes, and while Deepwater Horizon’s second half is full of intense sequences, the film’s first half is just as exciting thanks to the wonderfully uncomfortable dynamics between Wahlberg, Russell, and Malkovich. show more

  • 60
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    If nothing else, Deepwater Horizon makes a case for going back to basics with action films. It’s classically framed, executed, and feels like the real deal, and while it clearly boasts some fine effects work, it manages to lose the cartoonish aspect of so many recent tentpoles. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Director Peter Berg and star Mark Wahlberg deliver the goods again with a rugged drama about an incident that created an environmental disaster and a worldwide scandal. show more

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Nominated Visual Effects
Nominated Sound Editing
Nominated Best Visual Effects or Animation
Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (2016)
Nominated Sound
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)