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Deepwater Horizon (2016)



Critic Consensus: Deepwater Horizon makes effective use of its titular man-made disaster to deliver an uncommonly serious -- yet still suitably gripping -- action thriller.

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On April 20th, 2010, one of the world's largest man-made disasters occurred on the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico. Directed by Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), this story honors the brave men and women whose heroism would save many on board, and change everyone's lives forever.

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Mark Wahlberg
as Mike Williams
Kurt Russell
as Jimmy Harrell
Gina Rodriguez
as Andrea Fleytas
Kate Hudson
as Felicia Williams
Jeremy Sande
as Adam Weise
Henry Frost
as Shane Rosto
Ethan Suplee
as Jason Anderson
James DuMont
as O'Bryan
J.D. Evermore
as Dewey A. Revette
Jason Pine
as Stephen Ray Curtis
Jason Kirkpatrick
as Aaron Dale Burkeen
Jonathan Angel
as Gordon Jones
Bill McMullen
as Halliburton Rep
Peter Berg
as Mr. Skip
Juston Street
as Anthony Gervasio
Zachary Guerra
as Coast Guard Commander
Chris Ashworth
as Coast Guard Officer #1
Graham McGinnis
as Coast Guard Officer #2
Robert Nash
as Coast Guard Officer #3
Henri Esteve
as Andrea's Housemate
Sean Carter
as ROV Operator
Mustafa Harris
as Bankston Crewman/Medic
Elizabeth Carey
as Frenchman/Schlumberger #1
Terry Milam
as Keith Blair Manuel
Garrett Kruithof
as Karl Kleppinger Jr.
Michael A. Howell
as Roy Wyatt Kemp
Ronald Weaver
as Donald Clark
Deneen Tyler
as Paula Walker
Jim Klock
as Sacred Crew Member
Michael O'Brien
as ROV Supervisor
Garrett Hines
as Wyman Wheeler
Leighton Gonzales
as ROV Operator #2
Trace Adkins
as Massive Man
Kurt Peterson
as Rescue Swimmer
Ilan Srulovicz
as Outgoing DPO
Trent Zimmer
as DP Officer
Cedric Gervais
as Frenchman/Schlumberger #2
Cierra Price
as Counter Agent #1
Tawnya Carr
as Bristow Advisory
Kenneth Billings
as Crew Member
Meghan Gatto
as Reporter #1
Tom Yura
as Reporter #2
Wesley Figaro
as Coast Guard Officer #4
Saundra Santiago
as Worried Mother
Jennifer Tamminen
as Coast Guard Officer #5
Barry Fallon
as BP Personnel
Carliene O'Connor
as Coast Guard Officer #6
Anthony Ace Thomas
as Paula's Husband
Fred North
as Helicopter Pilot
Ronnie Cupstid
as Subsea Engineer
David William Donze
as Still Photographer
Micah LeBlanc
as Incoming Sea Engineer
Patrick Arabie
as Chief Mechanic
Brandt Allen
as Aircraft Commander
Kelly Smith
as Co-Pilot #1
Stephen Nicoll
as Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer
Preston Brice
as Roughneck #2
Randolph Perkins
as Rig Worker #1
David Grutman
as Frenchman/Schlumberger #3
Peter Trentacosta, III
as Life Boat Driver
Jenny Kubiak
as Counter Agent #2
Steve Fisher
as Transocean Employee
Scott Campbell
as BP Escort
Barker Carlock
as Bankston Survivor #1
Tracy Mann
as Bankston Survivor #2
Derek Thorsrud
as Co-Pilot #2
Nick Litchfield
as Deepwater Rescue Swimmer
Robert Lovett
as Deck Hand
Mayla Parker
as Voice of Natalie
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Critic Reviews for Deepwater Horizon

All Critics (254) | Top Critics (55)

Viewers will leave with a fine sense of how it felt to be on that blazing rig, but they'll still have plenty of questions about how and why things went so wrong.

October 30, 2016 | Full Review…

Admittedly, the heroics are overblown but there's a devastating clarity in the way the script defines the causes of the disaster.

October 6, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In short, Peter Berg has done it again. You come out shaken with excitement, but with a touch of shame, too, at being so easily thrilled.

October 3, 2016 | Full Review…

My only serious complaint about Deepwater Horizon is that it's not quite the muckraker I'd hoped for.

October 2, 2016 | Full Review…

This is another of Malkovich's enjoyably Mephistophelian performances.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The film depicts the worst oil spill in American history and director Peter Berg recreates the cataclysm of that day with unbearable tension and healing compassion.

September 30, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Deepwater Horizon

The story of the biggest oil rig explosion in US history takes its time getting off the ground. Oddly enough, you still only really get to know three characters, mostly Wahlberg's. The acting is top notch, especially Russell and Malkovich are great. The film tries to give a sense of the daily mundane conversations and routines on board, which mostly works. It really shines when the shit literally hits the fan, though. The action is pretty breath-taking and unique enough, considering there wasn't an oil rig catastrophe film yet. Oddly enough, it's already over soon after. You can't blame a film for sticking close to actual events and not pushing fake drama into the story, but ultimately I expected more. The consequences for nature are merely hinted at with some text in the very end.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

The duo of Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg continue their string of true-to-life stories of heroism and courage with Deepwater Horizon. With solid efforts of highlighting the perilous moments and establishing a decent amount of backstory on its real-life workers/survivors and the situations before and after, the film is a heart-drenching trial of survival and disaster. 4/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

Despite weak acting from Wahlberg, "Deepwater Horizon" is a fairly impactful film with drama and suspense. It's worthwhile for a Friday evening alone.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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