Rent Deepwater Horizon (2016)

3.6 of 5 from 615 ratings
1h 43min
Rent Deepwater Horizon Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
  • General info
  • Available formats
Synopsis:
Mark Wahlberg leads an all-star cast in this unforgettably powerful film inspired by a thrilling story of real-life heroes. For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20th 2010 began like any normal day. Before day's end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. 'Deepwater Horizon' reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge - and risked everything to lead others to safety.
Actors:
, , , , , , , , , , , Jason Pine, , , , , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Stephen Levinson, Qiuyun Long, Mark Vahradian, Mark Wahlberg, David Womark
Voiced By:
Mayla Parker
Writers:
Matthew Michael Carnahan, Matthew Sand, David Barstow, David Rohde, Stephanie Saul
Others:
Burt Dalton, Mike Prestwood-Smith, Wylie Stateman, David Wyman, Dror Mohar, Renee Tondelli, Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/01/2017
Run Time:
103 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg
  • The Fury of the Rig
  • Deepwater Surveillance
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/01/2017
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Spanish Audio Description
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Spanish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.39:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Beyond the Horizon
  • Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg
  • The Fury of the Rig
  • Deepwater Surveillance
BBFC:
Release Date:
30/01/2017
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Spanish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Beyond the Horizon
  • Captain of the Rig: Peter Berg
  • The Fury of the Rig
  • Deepwater Surveillance
  • Work Like an American

Rent other films like Deepwater Horizon

Reviews (9) of Deepwater Horizon

Worth watching - Deepwater Horizon review by JJ

Spoiler Alert
16/02/2017

Gripping true movie not chick flick, the boys will like this one although I loved it & I am a girls great movie worth a watch :-)

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Disappointed - Deepwater Horizon review by TK

Spoiler Alert
01/06/2017

Not as good as I thought it would be. Also, it has not been certified by the American Humane Association with their 'No animals harmed' logo - unsurprisingly, as at least one seagull was unpleasantly killed in the film. Would not have rented had I known.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Boring, dishonest disaster movie which is basically anti-British - Deepwater Horizon review by PV

Spoiler Alert
11/02/2018

I despair about Hollywood movies sometimes. They create fiction from history, and then people just swallow it whole and believe it as fact. Happens all the time - with U571 and Argo and The Patriot and many other films. Often, Brits are portrayed as the bad guys, esp at the hands of some film directors.

Well let's look at the facts. BP is NOT a British company but a multi-national. British Petroleum merged with US giant Amoco in 1998, becoming BP Amoco plc, and acquired ARCO and Burmah Castrol in 2000. It is this a US company too.

The rig was misrun and mismanaged by Transocean, a US company - or based in Switzerland I believe.

The rig and drill were built in South Korea and laid down by Halliburton - yep, the company which Dick Cheney is so involved with.

Blaming a British company for this disaster was the saddest part of Obama's presidency as it showed him to be racist against the Brits and prepared to lie to create a scapegoat when it suited him for electoral gain.

SO that is why this movie deserves no stars.

But also it is VERY predictable. Wives waiting at home TICK, Diverse crew TICK. Slow built to disaster TICK. But frankly, it's boring.

If you want to watch a decent disaster movie then rent out THE TOWERING INFERNO or THE POSEIDEN ADVENTURE. The CGI is not there but so what? The characterisation and story-telling are better.

I also disliked the Christian.praying agenda in this film, so no stars.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Deepwater Horizon review by Adrijan Arsovski - Cinema Paradiso

An emotional roller-coaster ride, with plenty of over-the-top CGI to keep you glued to the seat whilst also having you leaned slightly toward the screen - Deepwater Horizon is a thrill well-worth of snatching those so-precious hundreds of minutes that nowadays no one seems to give up so easily. Sure, it has its fair share of over-dramatized moments injected into an otherwise realistic experience – but those are very few and far between that are almost negligible across the overall picture. Also, editing needs some improvement as well.

Mark Wahlberg stars as Mike Williams, a heroic real-life figure who is a natural-born leader and is not afraid to show some teeth to the Man, while also respecting his colleagues and providing help where help is due. When disaster strikes, Mike immediately assumes his role and goes to great lengths to save as many lives as possible, even if that results in a detriment to his own. Other actors that accompany Wahlberg’s character include Kurt Russell as Jimmy Harrell, John Malkovich playing Vidrine and Gina Rodriguez as Andrea Fleytas. All deserve A’s for their efforts to translate true emotion to the screen, which is by significant margin a hard accomplishment for one to achieve.

Now let’s talk effects. Simply put: they were spectacular and kudos to everyone involved in designing them. From the daily life on the platform, right to when the spills start happening and the fire afterwards – all of it was done with surgical precision and pretty much transported me right on spot both emotionally and physically. The amount of detail that went into recreating the disaster was staggering as I found myself not being able to shake off that uncomfortable feeling that something was just not quite right around my seat. Very few movies manage to do that, and Deepwater Horizon surely counts as one of them.

The predictability for the fates of certain characters can bring you out of the experience at times, grazing that pipe that administers suspense into the mix, figuratively speaking. Sound editing is great, cinematography is decent, but pacing is somewhat off. The flick draws out more than it should at the beginning, and then some later after the calamity is already over. However, no major film-making mistakes to note.

Overall, director Peter Berg’s second reunion with Wahlberg provides enough thrills to make sure you get your money’s worth; and identify with the characters’ tragedy; and push forward a notion that sometimes the greatest of disasters can have the unlikeliest of heroes.

To conclude: Deepwater Horizon by director Peter Berg, scribes Matthew Michael Carnahan and Matthew Sand, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Douglas M. Griffin and others is well worth allocating your time for accordingly.

Help & support

Find answers to frequently asked questions and contact us should you need to

How It Works

See prices and levels and find out how Cinema Paradiso service works

Friends for Films

Invite your friends to join and get free subscription each month