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Black Sea (2015)



Critic 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.

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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 lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival. (C) Focus

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Jude Law
as Robinson
Yuri Klimov
as Ukranian Admiral
Zaak Conway
as Martin (aged 4)
Mihai Arsene
as Ukrainian Drunk 2
Paulina Boneva
as Job Center Worker
Denis Khoroshko
as Pub Customer
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Critic Reviews for Black Sea

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (44)

Not much of it is credible, starting with the hiring of a rusty submarine out of Sevastopol, but it has action and adventure to burn, leavened with bits of humour.

April 9, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

January 31, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Black Sea is a submarine thriller set in the murky depths of exactly where the title says.

January 31, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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?

January 30, 2015 | Full Review…

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.

January 30, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A contemporary submarine thriller that serves the genre well.

January 30, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Black Sea


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 plot curiosities. Definitely fun, with a premium performance from Jude Law.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


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 with a Dirty Dozen-like treasure hunt. To add human interactions to the list of technical difficulties to deal with is making the film almost unbearably exciting at times. Good acting, interesting characters, very grounded and pessimistic story and great direction: overall a very entertaining and engaging thriller.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

It's "Das Boot" -- but less hopeful.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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