Deepwater Horizon (2016)

The first half of “Deepwater Horizon” is another in the long line of mediocre but inoffensive films acting as if Mark Wahlberg seems anything like a relatable working-clas figure.

The second half of “Deepwater Horizon” is a well-directed, even socially conscious portrayal of a heinous disaster. The chaos and absurdity of the disaster are portrayed well, and the shallowly-drawn characters matter less as the execution of the spectacle is done so well.

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Ultimately the movie doesn’t come out any make any great statement, although it’s easy to draw one’s one conclusions, but just depicting the event in a semi-accurate way does plenty of damage. I give it three explosions, and a hell of a lot of oil.

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