Deepwater Horizon

Theatrical Release: September 30, 2016
Deepwater Horizon


A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

Dove Review

In 2010, The Deepwater Horizon Oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, sending a environmental destroy through out the Gulf coast. This is the story of the people that were on the rig and the events that lead up to and took place during this disaster.

The story tells of the position on construction and maintenance that the men on the rig took that were overridden by the BP executives because they wanted to cut costs. These brave men and one woman’s tale of the heroics that took place to save as many of their associates as possible when the explosions and fire took over the water platform. It also showed the feelings of one wife who is at home waiting for word about those in the terrible explosion.

This film is a very emotional story of the big business executives that didn’t care about doing what was right vs the people that worked hard and did whatever they could to save their colleagues in a disaster. The scenes are intense and although we know the real life ending, the viewer will go through a variety of emotion stirred by these events.

Kurt Russell and Mark Wahlberg star in this movie and do a fantastic job in portraying the men in roles of extreme importance. Unfortunately due to language and very intense scenes we can not approve this film for the family.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Woman seen in bed with husband and jokes about the 30, 60, or 90 second "package"; comment from young daughter about not knocking because she wants a little brother;
Language: S-55; H-11; A-6; SOB-3; D-1; GD-4; J-3; OMG/OG-3; F-1 that can be clearly hear there may be others but because of the loud noise in scenes they are hard to hear.
Violence: Bird flies into helicopter; many explosions on the rig sending men in to walls; man is trapped under door; man is shattered with glass while taking a shower, his body is bloody and he pulls big piece of glass out of foot; many scenes of injured and bloody men; man's leg trapped under heavy beams, leg in mangled; men on fire; fire explosions; debris is shown falling everywhere; man goes into crane to save others and losses his life; man and woman trapped by fire have to jump off rig;
Drugs: woman seen drinking a beer; discussion regarding a bottle of wine;
Nudity: Woman lying on her side in shirt and skimpy panties; man in boxer shorts;
Other: Disrespected attitudes toward others; crucial testing of oil rigs; cutting cost before safety;


Company: Lionsgate/Summit
Director: Peter Berg
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 97 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe