A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
If you’ve read my previous reviews about Eddie the Eagle, Steve Jobs, The Big Short and Spotlight, you know that it’s easy to get caught up in the details of how much of the story based on actual events really happened and how much was embellished or altered to make a Hollywood movie. Along the way, I have made a decision to do no research into the facts of the real-life story and just focus solely on the movie itself. I mean, the movie makes no claims to be a historically accurate documentary, so I shouldn’t hold it to those standards. And this blog isn’t about movies being historically accurate when they don’t necessarily claim to be. It’s based on two factors: how accurately the movie is portrayed by its preview, and the likelihood of the movie making it to my home collection.
Original title Deepwater Horizon
IMDb Rating 7.5 21,684 votes
TMDb Rating 5.6 461 votes