The 33
The 33 (2015)

The true story of the 2010 collapse of a Chilean mine and the rescue of the 33 miners who were trapped underground for 69 days.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 16, 2016
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The 33 offers an appropriately inspirational account of real-life heroism, but its stirring story and solid performances are undermined by a flawed focus and an overreliance on formula.

Leah Greenblatt
Entertainment Weekly

You may never go down to your basement again without a headlamp and a 10-day food supply.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's hard to think of another movie this year that has a stronger message about hope -- or a gentler one about forgiveness.

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Suso Aira

The 33 lacks in emotion, construction and staging. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

If we could unearth these guys from their living tomb, how hard is it to find nonwhite actors to play real people? ... Miner story, major fail.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

You forgive the movie its faults, or most of them, because its heart is firmly in the right place.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

A decent, absorbing film but it all felt more urgent and compelling when it was unfolding on a daily basis on the news.

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James Berardinelli

In trying to breathe life into too many characters, the screenplay transforms them all into thinly-drawn caricatures. In focusing on its feel-good, inspirational ending, it fails to make nearly 2 hours of hardship a worthwhile experience.

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Liz Braun
Toronto Sun

The 33 is not a failure. It's a crowd-pleasing, sentimental, middle-of-the-road venture suitable for any audience. And that's a pity, because the subject matter cries out for a much more muscular treatment.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Riggen methodically juxtaposes crises above and below ground level, the only stylistic surprise being a scene that recalls a hallucinatory moment from Oliver Stone's wholly superior World Trade Center.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Nate Zoebl
The problem with a rescue story is how to keep the audience engaged when the end seems obvious. A movie about the rescued miners in Chile seems like a… More
Jon Lantz
This is a great, clean movie with a lot of suspense, emotion and inspiration. The cast and crew did a great job of portraying this amazing story.