In the Heart of the Sea

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The admirably old-fashioned In the Heart of the Sea boasts thoughtful storytelling to match its visual panache, even if it can't claim the depth or epic sweep to which it so clearly aspires.

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In 1820, crewmen (Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, Cillian Murphy) aboard the New England vessel Essex face a harrowing battle for survival when a whale of mammoth size and strength attacks with force, crippling their ship and leaving them adrift in the ocean. Pushed to their limits and facing storms, starvation, panic and despair, the survivors must resort to the unthinkable to stay alive. Their incredible tale ultimately inspires author Herman Melville to write "Moby-Dick."

Cast & Crew

Benjamin Walker
George Pollard
Brendan Gleeson
Tom Nickerson
Ben Whishaw
Herman Melville
Michelle Fairley
Mrs. Nickerson
Tom Holland
Thomas Nickerson
Paul Anderson
Caleb Chappel
Frank Dillane
Henry Coffin
Joseph Mawle
Benjamin Lawrence
Charles Leavitt
Screenwriter
Joe Roth
Producer
Will Ward
Producer
Bruce Berman
Executive Producer
Steven Mnuchin
Executive Producer
Sarah Bradshaw
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Critic Reviews for In the Heart of the Sea

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Audience Reviews for In the Heart of the Sea

  • Jan 09, 2017
    As epic as this film wishes it was, nothing actually happens of note..
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 02, 2017
    It's a really good movie. It had a good storyline with good actors. It had a lot of excitement - it kept you engaged. It's a heartwarming movie that kept you engaged and hoping that the first mate and the boy would survive but you weren't sure and the longer the movie went on the less likely it seemed that any would survive. You knew that the boy survived, because an older version of him is telling the story but you didn't know who, if anybody else, survived. It showed how perilous times could make man do whatever was necessary to survive. It also showed how people from two different classes could form a bond based on truth.
    Jim P Super Reviewer
  • Sep 20, 2016
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Jun 20, 2016
    Really good story and acting. Don't understand why the reviews for this are so mediocre. This is a solid film.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer

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