01 Oct '16, 1pm

Looking for a movie to see this weekend? Here's my review of Deepwater Horizon

Looking for a movie to see this weekend? Here's my review of Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon , the new feature film about the 2010 BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico, is full of terrifying scenes that will leave audiences with racing hearts and sweaty palms: Torrents of mud and oil smash men’s bodies against steel; flames burn people alive; explosions send hurricane-force storms of glass flying into faces. But perhaps the most frightening scene is a quiet one—a monologue delivered with the cold-hearted calm of a shark on the prowl. Early in the film, the chief electronics technician on the giant floating oil rig, Mike Williams—played perfectly by Mark Wahlberg—warns that the deep-sea well drilling is moving ahead without proper safety protocols, and that the rig (owned by a company called Transocean but leased by the petroleum giant BP) is beset by scores of technical problems. Williams’s caution pisses off the BP execs on board, who are a...

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