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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Tirdad DerakhshaniPhiladelphia Inquirer

    I've rarely encountered such pure poetry of action as in the opening minutes of Deepwater Horizon, director Peter Berg's exciting and emotionally wrenching thriller. 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

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It’s ultimately a genre film with all that implies, meaning omissions, simplifications, conventional heroics, dramatic banalities and, given the narrative’s limited scope, little sense of the event’s complex causes or its environmental cost. show more

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