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Black Sea (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Black Sea may not be particularly deep, but thanks to Kevin Macdonald's judicious direction and a magnetic performance from Jude Law, it remains an efficiently well-crafted thriller.

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A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival. (C) Focus

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Critic Reviews for Black Sea

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (31)

Too often, moviegoers must choose between character-driven drama and edge-of-your-seat action. "Black Sea" has both, with a gripping performance by Jude Law as their nexus.

Full Review… | January 31, 2015
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Black Sea is a submarine thriller set in the murky depths of exactly where the title says.

Full Review… | January 31, 2015
Philadelphia Inquirer
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By no means a masterpiece, but a solid genre offering, a portrait of desperate men crammed together and surrounded on all sides by what one describes as "dark, cold death." What better way to escape the midwinter doldrums?

Full Review… | January 30, 2015
The Atlantic
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I'm something of a sucker for submarine-movie clichés; watching this movie, I was happy the very first time I heard a disconcerting ping.

Full Review… | January 30, 2015
Christian Science Monitor
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A contemporary submarine thriller that serves the genre well.

Full Review… | January 30, 2015
Boston Globe
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As the perils mount, a certain momentum takes hold, though never quite enough to justify taking up two hours' space in your life.

Full Review… | January 30, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Black Sea

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When it comes to submarine films, nothing will ever top Das Boot, of course. But this is a fresh, very worthy attempt to mix the intense underwater situation with a Dirty Dozen-like treasure hunt. To add human interactions to the list of technical difficulties to deal with is making the film almost unbearably exciting at times. Good acting, interesting characters, very grounded and pessimistic story and great direction: overall a very entertaining and engaging thriller.

Jens S.
Jens S.

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It's "Das Boot" -- but less hopeful.

Christian C
Christian C

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An average underwater thriller. The performances outweigh the storyline.

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