On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, igniting a massive fireball that kills several crew members.
Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg, plays a Chief Electronics Technician) and his colleagues (Kurt Russel plays Mister Jimmy) 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.
Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich (great role as the company representative from BP) star in this explosive yet intelligent take on the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which shows how companies try to meet their deadlines and override decisions in order to have what they want.
3.5 out of 5 on our #SaltedPopcorn scale