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.

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 13, 2015
DVD Release Date: February 16, 2016
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Critic Score: 47% 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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Katie Walsh
The Playlist

"The 33" is exactly what you can expect or hope with this story: a tense and uplifting film that puts an unbelievable true story to celluloid.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

It's sometimes frustratingly manipulative, but where The 33 goes right, is that even though the sentimentality is laid on pretty thick, it's easy to care about these people

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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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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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Mohar Basu
The Times of India

This is a plain biopic that has its heart in the right place but doesn't deliver anything extraordinary.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

Mostly aims for easily mined deposits of nerves and heartstrings, rather than the more stubborn, more rewarding veins of character and soul.

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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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Thankfully, things do slowly improve, helped by an ensemble cast led, almost inevitably, by Antonio Banderas, and the emotional climax is likely to leave audiences moist-eyed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Despite the good acting, this is an unimpressive and barely passable movie that fails to be tense and takes for granted our engagement with poorly-constructed… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A perfect example of a film that is impacting and deserving because of the subject matter and not so much the film, The 33 offers a telling of a compelling true… More
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
Ian Walker
True story of the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped in a mine for 69 days. Heartwarming, heartbreaking but absolutely disgusting that the miners were never… 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.