Review

“Black Sea” is an edge of the seat action movie starring Jude Law. Law plays Captain Robinson, one of the best submariners in the business who has just been made redundant by his underwater salvage company. When a friend approaches him and tells him a tale about a Nazi submarine that sunk whilst it was taking millions of dollars in gold bullion from Russia to German during the Second World War, the friend knows the location of the sunken submarine, which just happens to be in the Black Sea. Robinson then sets about recruiting a crew that will help him dive to the bottom of the Black Sea and recover the loot. The crew, made up of a mixture of Russians and Brits, then hire a ramshackle ex Russian navy sub and set off for the Black Sea.

The crew, made up of psychopaths and general all round bad guys are no sooner under the water and they are at each other's throats. Daniel (Scoot Mc Nairy), the lackey that has been sent by the mobster that’s funding the mission, keeps warning Robinson, that it won't take long for the crew to realise that the less there are of them then the more their share of the recovered gold will be. It's against this background of mistrust and suspicion that director Kevin Mac Donald (The Last King of Scotland) builds a thriller that's as tense as it is claustrophobic.

The tension in the claustrophobic confines of the submarine builds to a nail biting conclusion that will have you guessing until the last minute. Law and the rest of the cast are terrific (we'll forgive Law the dodgy scots accent) in a movie that comes highly recommended.



Black Sea (15)
1h 54m

Director: Kevin McDonald
Starring: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Puskepalis

UK Release: Friday 5th December 2014

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Black Sea - "Hold Tight" Clip

Black Sea - "Anywhere From Here" Clip