Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon movie is an American biographical disaster thriller. Needless to say, it is a sensational movie containing a strong plot, powerful performances and the ultimate theme of good and evil, that depicts a real-life disaster on the silver screen quite intensely.  All these exciting ingredients make this blockbuster flick.

Here are 5 reasons why it’s worth the watch!


Deepwater Horizon movie follows a story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history. The explosion cost 11 lives; fire raged and oil gushed out of control for 87 days. This film is a good opportunity in learning the events of what happened then.


The movie portrays a blend of action with genuine emotion.  It has a captivating storyline that keeps the viewer glued to his seat till its climax scene.

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A major share of the success goes to the cast of the movie. The cast follows:

  • Mike Williams played by Mark Wahlberg
  • Jimmy “Mr. Jimmy” Harrell played by Kurt Russell
  • Donald Vidrine played by John Malkovich
  • Andrea Fleytas played by Gina Rodriguez
  • Caleb Holloway played by Dylan O’Brien
  • Felicia Williams played by Kate Hudson


As per IGN, Deepwater Horizon does an excellent job in representing the destruction wrought on the rig by the explosion of the well.

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The first part of the film might appear fairly simple to many. However, the story starts taking a momentum from the second half, with traits of heroism and comprehensive utilization of high-end special effects, reviewed LA Nacion. The script gleams with efficiency and the industrial detailing are being portrayed quite proficiently. The source further says that it’s an admirable reconstruction of the events leading up to the oil-rig disaster that caused countless losses.

Watch the official trailer for the Deepwater Horizon movie below

It will be more appropriate to say that Deepwater Horizon movie is a nerve-racking experience and a must watch!