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
82%
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User Score
63%



Critic Score: 82% 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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Jon Espino
The Young Folks

With stunning underwater visuals, and a story that is engaging enough despite its obvious turns, there may be gold here yet.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The plot doesn't entirely hold water... but Law exudes brawny charisma and helps the film build up a good head of sweaty, claustrophobic tension.

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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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Craig Mathieson
Sydney Morning Herald

Black Sea is another strongly made drama from British filmmaker Kevin Macdonald and, like The Last King of Scotland and State of Play, is about a protagonist in an untenable situation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% 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
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
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
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
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 Cenzano
Black Sea is a flawed yet entertaining movie. The cast is great. Jude Law leads a crew of well cast actors into the deep, and thrilling sea. This is some of the… More