Black Sea
Black Sea (2015)

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 5, 2015
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Black Sea may not be particularly deep, but thanks to Kevin Macdonald's judicious direction and a magnetic performance from Jude Law, it remains an efficiently well-crafted thriller.

Kristin Tillotson
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Too often, moviegoers must choose between character-driven drama and edge-of-your-seat action. "Black Sea" has both, with a gripping performance by Jude Law as their nexus.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

I'm something of a sucker for submarine-movie clichés; watching this movie, I was happy the very first time I heard a disconcerting ping.

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Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Law, I must admit, holds his own, surprisingly, given that he has to command the respect of a bunch of really rough fellows. Konstantin Khabenskiy is very funny as Law's lead partner-in-crime.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Black Sea is a submarine thriller set in the murky depths of exactly where the title says.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

A contemporary submarine thriller that serves the genre well.

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David N. Butterworth

Cliches abound in this waterlogged post-Cold War thriller from director Kevin Macdonald.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

By no means a masterpiece, but a solid genre offering, a portrait of desperate men crammed together and surrounded on all sides by what one describes as "dark, cold death." What better way to escape the midwinter doldrums?

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

As the perils mount, a certain momentum takes hold, though never quite enough to justify taking up two hours' space in your life.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Director Kevin Macdonald successfully ties the psychological tension with the physical, using the tight confines of a submarine setting rather masterfully, squeezing each drop of tension and expertly pacing every plot twist in Dennis Kelly's screenplay.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Aaron Neuwirth
Robinson: I've been working on submarines for nearly 30 years. I lost my family to this job. There was a time when I used to say I was not a fan of… More
Alec Barniskis
The combination of submarines and an illegal hunt for Nazi gold had me on board from the get go. However, despite the solid premise I found the final product… More
Walter M.
"Black Sea" starts with Robinson(Jude Law) being laid off from his job as a submarine pilot for a salvage company after eleven years. With his… More
Francisco Godinho
I was actually expecting to be entertained a bit by this movie, the submarine sub-genre always tickled me on the right spots but Black Sea is just dreadful. The… More
Jeff Boam
A ridiculously tense pressure cooker of a thriller, the extremely well played Black Sea can be described as Die Hard on a Submarine or Das Steel-Toed Boot, but… More
Jason Reneau
Kevin Macdonald (The Last King Of Scotland) returns to theaters with his latest directorial effort, Black Sea. Which for some odd reason was given very little… More