This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Deepwater Horizon. On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members. Chief electronics technician Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) and his colleagues find themselves fighting for survival as the heat and the flames become stifling and overwhelming. Banding together, the co-workers must use their wits to make it out alive amid all the chaos.
Critic Comments: “This is very much an ensemble film, with Wahlberg, [Kate] Hudson and [Kurt] Russell turning in performances that get the job done without begging for attention.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) “What works almost disturbingly well is the way [Director Peter] Berg calibrates his delivery of the disaster while still holding on to the human scale of it.” (Entertainment Weekly) “Berg sticks to the job at hand, imagining what it is was like to be there, and to be the victim of sloppy, deadly safety practices in the name of a good day on Wall Street.” (Chicago Tribune) “While Deepwater Horizon effectively shows its mettle as a proper action film, it goes the extra mile and drills a little deeper to unearth a lot of heart as well.” (USA Today) “For a movie in which you can’t follow what’s going on for 75% of the time, Deepwater Horizon proves remarkably thrilling.” (Variety)
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