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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Danielle Riendeau

I may have seen something like Black Sea a hundred times before, but the elements hold up, stitched this particular way. If every there was such a thing as submarine movie comfort food, it's this.

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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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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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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
The caper? Nazi gold on the bottom of the ocean. Nothing new there, but everything is done competently in this submarine treasure hunt, except for a couple of… More
Film Crazy
An average underwater thriller. The performances outweigh the storyline.
Jens S.
When it comes to submarine films, nothing will ever top Das Boot, of course. But this is a fresh, very worthy attempt to mix the intense underwater situation… 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
Christian C
It's "Das Boot" -- but less hopeful.
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