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.
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.
Deepwater Horizon is a solidly-crafted disaster film, with fine American actors performing a quintessential American story - a story of corporate greed and everyday heroism.
It all feels a bit empty, a tribute to some vague thing called "oil rig workers" rather than specific human beings with definite lives.