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Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, Gina Rodriguez and John Malkovich star in this true-life disaster story.

The pressure builds and builds in this gripping tale of the events surrounding the 20 April 2010 offshore drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, which killed 11 workers and caused one of the biggest environmental disasters in history.

With corporate greed and negligence behind the disaster, the good guys are the story’s blue-collar workers, represented by Wahlberg, Rodriguez and Russell, while the chief baddie is Malkovich’s glib, insouciant corporate executive.

It’s deeply stirring stuff, with rousing human drama and explosive spectacle used to thrilling effect.