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: January 23, 2015
DVD Release Date: May 5, 2015
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Critic Score: 80% 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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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

It is a shame Kelly's narrative clunks and clangs along, because Jude Law is terrific as the salty Robinson.

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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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Adam Sweeting
The Arts Desk

It's a tense and watchable tale but without any real surprises, and demands that you drown a little too much of your disbelief.

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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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Sherilyn Connelly
SF Weekly

Black Sea is an expertly crafted genre exercise.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
An average underwater thriller. The performances outweigh the storyline.
Jesse Ortega
Not exactly sure whether this is a really good 'good' movie or just a really good movie. I know that the former doesn't really make a whole lot… More
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
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
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
Lane Zieben
Black Sea won't rival too many of the famed submarine movie relics of years past. It's not as hectic as U-571 or anywhere close to as silly as Down… More