Focus Features, Film4, Cowboy Films,

Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall

Robinson (Jude Law) is a salvage recovery specialist. When he’s suddenly laid off from the company he has dedicated his life to, sacrificing his family and a normal life without warning, he’s very angry. But when he learns of an opportunity to lead a team mostly made up of Russian submariners under the Black Sea to steal millions in gold bars in a sunken German U-Boat, he jumps at the chance. But as they spend more and more time silently sneaking under the sea in a rickety old Russian sub, the teams start to turn on each other driven by misunderstanding and greed, things turn very dangerous.

This is a rather unique submarine voyage. The language barrier between the English sailors and the Russian crew brings us into the suspense, and it is a suspenseful journey. Yeah, there are some weak points, and the performances are not actually stellar, but everyone tries to pull together to give us an undersea adventure. Some of it was filmed in an actual sub, so it’s very authentic looking. The suspense if real, and it’s not actually a bad movie. It appears this has to be an indie film, and the tight shots in the crowded sub will feed your claustrophobia if you suffer from that. I am not really sure what just didn’t click for me in this movie. For some reason I was interested, but not invested in the story. It’s just hard to put my finger on it. The underwater action was good and suspenseful, and the danger seemed well enough. There were just some technical stuff that seemed really far fetched. Some parts were rushed, and the ending was a bit much to swallow. But all in all, I think it’s a good enough job to recommend if you’re interested, to give it a shot. If you’re interested in a classic heist story with the twist of taking place under the Russian navy in the midst of the Black Sea, then there’s enough to make this an enjoyable film.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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