7.2/10
52,983
162 user 242 critic

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 30 September 2016 (USA)
Trailer
2:27 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A dramatization of the April 2010 disaster, when the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon exploded and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Popularity
26 ( 1)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As a math savant uncooks the books for a new client, the Treasury Department closes in on his activities and the body count starts to rise.

Director: Gavin O'Connor
Stars: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons
Sully (2016)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, an American pilot who became a hero after landing his damaged plane on the Hudson River in order to save the flight's passengers and crew.

Director: Clint Eastwood
Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Seven gunmen in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke
Inferno I (2016)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Irrfan Khan
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.

Director: Tate Taylor
Stars: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson
Snowden (2016)
Biography | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The NSA's illegal surveillance techniques are leaked to the public by one of the agency's employees, Edward Snowden, in the form of thousands of classified documents distributed to the press.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo
War Dogs (2016)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips
Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz
Jason Bourne (2016)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The CIA's most dangerous former operative is drawn out of hiding to uncover more explosive truths about his past.

Director: Paul Greengrass
Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

Director: Edward Zwick
Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge
Hell or High Water II (2016)
Crime | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Director: Greg Mottola
Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm
Deep Water Horizon (Video 2010)
Animation | Short | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On April 20, 2010, the United States experienced the single largest oil spill in the history of industry; 87 days later it was finally capped after causing billions of dollars in property ... See full synopsis »

Director: DeWitt Patterson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Jimmy Harrell
...
Landry
...
O'Bryan
Joe Chrest ...
Sims
...
...
Kaluza
...
Vidrine
...
Kuchta (as Dave Maldonado)
...
Dewey A. Revette
...
Jason Anderson
Jason Pine ...
Stephen Ray Curtis
...
Aaron Dale Burkeen
...
Doug Brown
...
Edit

Storyline

In April 2010, there is no oil exploration operation in the Gulf of Mexico to compare with the Deepwater Horizon oil rig with its size or sheer depth of its drilling. However, the project for the BP oil company is beset with technical difficulties to the point where the general operational supervisor, Jimmy Harrell, and his Chief Electrical Engineer, Mike Williams, are concerned potentially dangerous trouble is brewing. Unfortunately, visiting BP executives, frustrated by the project's long delays, order curtailed site inspections and slanted system tests to make up for lost time even as Harrell, Williams and his team helplessly protest for the sake of proper safety. On April 20, the workers' fears are realized in the worst possible way when the rig's various structural and system flaws spark a catastrophic cascade of failures that would create a massive blowout and explosion that threatens them all, even as it also begins the worst environmental disaster in US history. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When faced with our darkest hour, hope is not a tactic See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for prolonged intense disaster sequences and related disturbing images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Horizonte profundo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$110,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,223,544 (USA) (30 September 2016)

Gross:

$61,284,947 (USA) (2 December 2016)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(DTS: X)| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mark Wahlberg and Pete Berg's second collaboration. See more »

Goofs

The Damon B. Bankston is owned by Tidewater, Inc but the OSV used in the film is actually a Hornbeck Offshore Services boat. In one shot, you can see the HOS logo on the starboard side of the deckhouse. Also, Tidewater boats have a blue hull but the vessel in the movie retains the HOS black hull, albeit with a Tidewater blue pilothouse visor. See more »

Quotes

Andrea Fleytas: I don't want to die! I don't want to die.
Mike Williams: You're not going to die. Trust me.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the opening logos and first few opening credits, you can hear a real life audio clip from the trial that ensued following the disaster. See more »

Connections

Featured in Beyond the Horizon (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY
Written by Kenny Gamble (as Kenneth Gamble), Leon Huff, and Anthony Jackson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Must be seen in the theatres! (IMAX if possible)
29 September 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I usually don't write reviews but saw mostly negative reviews on here so far and that ain't right.

It is not a perfect movie and it's not artsy, or profound. However it is very entertaining, has wide appeal, will make you laugh, have you on the edge of your seat and might even make you cry. It's a slow build at the beginning but the tension soon rises and you will then be hooked. The effects appear to be realistic and mostly practical made with a production value that appears to be one of the most expensive films ever made (which alone is impressive given it is not a sequel or superhero movie).

Mark Wahlberg works as an everyman lead, but it is Kurt Russel who steals the show. Maybe the performance of his career, and the strongest aspect of the film in my opinion. Malkovich is also amazing as the villain, stealing every scene he is in. The two of them along with the incredible story done with top notch sets, effects and sound is exactly why you have to pay the money to see this on the biggest screen possible.

If you need a film to be a character study or you want senseless action from start to finish then you might be one of the people who is disappointed. But if you are looking for a gripping story with great tension and action that can be enjoyed by a wide range then go see this film.


68 of 91 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Good movie but too much oil-rig jargon Nicanthony
Movies where tension builds and *beep* hits the fan? Day_ImFivebyFive
Can we talk about John Malkovich's performance? deerosa2000-768-912654
another peter berg bomb. jack3810
Halliburton is not even mentioned? yusifg
Most violent PG-13 movie I've seen horcrux2007
Discuss Deepwater Horizon (2016) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?