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Deepwater Horizon-Teen Movie Review

On April 20, 2010 Mike Williams (Mark Wahlberg) says goodbye to his wife (Kate Hudson) and daughter for a 21 day shift on an offshore drilling rig, the Deepwater Horizon. Mike is the chief electronics technician on the rig. For Mike it’s just another long shift at work, though he eventually learns this one is a little different.  The financial bigwigs are anxious due to the delays in Deepwater’s scheduled oil deliveries. They’re even demanding that safety precautions bypassed to expedite deliveries. Then it happened… due to pressure leaks the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico igniting massive explosions; injuring and killing several crew members. Now Mike and his colleagues risk their lives to help as many crew members as possible. Based on a true story Deepwater Horizon is a well done and thrilling action film.






deepwater-horizonRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: September 30, 2016
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 12+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids/ Teens Like It? Yes



Talking Points:

Deepwater Horizon will spark some interesting and educational parent/child conversations.

Sexual Content: Mild

  • We see a married couple in bed together kissing passionately. He’s only wearing boxers and she’s wearing a T-shirt and skimpy underwear.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

  • We see explosions and fires, killing and injuring several crew members.
  • Men are thrown around and slammed into walls.
  • While in the shower an explosion erupts and a character is shown covered with blood.
  • A guy pulls a piece of metal out of his foot.
  • We see a guy’s leg caught between two rails. Someone snaps his leg to free it.
  • Someone is impaled by a chunk of debris.
  • Character’s are bruised, gashed and severley injured.

Crude or Profane Language: Excessive

  • We hear two f-words, “sh-t,” “h—,” “a–,” “b–ch,” and “b–tard.

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

  • A character drinks a beer.

Will Kids/ Teens Like It? Yes

Overall Deepwater Horizon is a well done film of a tragic accident. Parents need to be aware of the disturbing violence and excessive profane language.

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