Deepwater Horizon (12a)

Director Peter Berg. Action/Drama/Thriller

Mark Wahlberg and Kate Hudson star in this action drama based on real events. When a technical failure causes Gulf of Mexico drilling rig Deepwater Horizon to experience a sudden, devastating blow out, electrician Mike Williams (Wahlberg) and the rest of the crew face a desperate fight to survive. As burning oil causes fires to spread throughout the deck, Williams risks his life to help his fellow crew as they battle through the wreckage in a valiant attempt to find an escape. With the tragedy unfolding live on TV, Mike's wife Felicia (Hudson) is left to look on helplessly, unsure if she will see her husband again. The cast also includes Kurt Russell, John Malkovich and Gina Rodriguez.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin

Flicks Advisor (comments from our film promoters)

Some of dialogue was difficult to follow in the first half but despite this there was a strong sense of the relationships and problems on the rig and of the impending disaster. The action in the second half was immensely gripping and terrifying, with an emotional and moving ending.

By all accounts a good film