Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

DVD - 2017
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For the one hundred and twenty-six people aboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig, April 20, 2010, began like any normal day. Before day2s end, the world would bear witness to one of the greatest man-made disasters in U.S. history. It reveals the brave acts of the men and women who rose to the challenge and risked everything to lead others to safety.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Elevation Pictures, [2017]
Branch Call Number: MOVIE DEEPW
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,5.1 Dolby Digital
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Nov 28, 2018

For the first 50.52 minutes, there were only joking and talking, sometimes serious sometimes not. For 98% dare I say, of the viewers who never worked or even come close to a drill rig, will not be able to understand what is going on. Then comes the action part. The director is actually not bad at this department. Unfortunately most of the scenes here are similar to other disaster movies. The big problem here is the story line is too thin. Since it is based on true events, there is not much the screenwriter can do about it. Had it been made into a documentary, maybe viewers would have different expectations. Sorry for such brilliant casts.

Sep 16, 2018

I thought this movie was solid. The cast is great. But I thought the first part of the movie was kind of a snooze fest. After the pressure blows then it gets more exciting. Overall a decent flick.

Jun 05, 2018

I was hasitant to get this movie I thought it would be bad but it wasn't I really enjoyed it.

Apr 06, 2018

I hesitated borrowing the movie due to the way Hollywood hides the facts or misleads the people. The movie plays relatively down the center keeping the people working on the rig in mind. It's about the working people who lived and died during the rig explosion(s). There are lots of extras included on the DVD.

Jan 19, 2018

Having worked for over 25 years in the oil industry, I found this movie of particular interest. 5 of those years was for BP. I though BP's culture was accurately reflected in the movie unlike other oil companies I worked for, BP was about money over all else. I thought there was some miscasting for some of the rolls, but then again it's Hollywood where the A list folks get the rolls. Having experienced some fires and explosions, I thought the pyrotechnics were a bit overdone...but then again, I wasn't there.

Dec 26, 2017

A spectacularly shot true story of an oil rig disaster. I found it to be more interesting and not as stereotypical as disaster flicks like this could be. The emotional toll that we see that the disaster takes on the characters, during and after, give a real humanity to what happened.

Dec 04, 2017

Exceptionally poor dialogue audio. I had to run subtitles to understand wtf was being said. No excuse for that.

Jul 19, 2017

I wasn't certain what to expect, but we found this to be a very interesting and entertaining movie based on actual events. Excellent choice of actors and an interesting weave of well-developed character plots.

Jul 18, 2017

This movie focuses on special effects rather than on the role of BP in the disaster and its aftermath for the environment.

Jul 11, 2017

This DVD won't run on the Classic Media Player.
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Mar 05, 2017

Film based on New York Times' article Deepwater Horizon's Final Hours, written by David Barstow, David S. Rohde, and Stephanie Saul, and published on December 25, 2010:


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Sep 16, 2018

Other: disaster sequences and disturbing images


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Sep 16, 2018

Jimmy Harrell: The pressure test costs about what, a hundred and fifteen thousand? BP is a thirty three billion dollar company, and you say you can't afford...

Vidrine: That is why we are a thirty SIX billion dollar company, because we worry about all those bills.

Jimmy Harrell: I worry about my rig! My people live on it. You just rent it!

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