In the Heart of the Sea

Lists: Action, Adventure

Brief Synopsis: "Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home."

Overall Ranking: 2234 (Rank from 2015: # 120)

Adjusted* Rating:
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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 0%
Regular 37.5%
Half-Popped 62.5%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Darren of Movie Reviews 10181
Dan O'Neill65(full review)
Bryan Lienesch65 - Trying to successfully piggyback on a literary classic is a fool's proposition.
FilmHamster61(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown61 - Whale movies historically don't get the job done. With Master and Commander meeting Free Willy here in In the Heart of the Sea, Ron Howard's latest film isn't exactly bucking the historical trend.
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David Baruffi61(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine60 - But where's the heart In the Heart of the Sea ? it's not there for me. The egos of two men are on the line, but their battle of wills doesn't really play out with as much drama and intensity as we saw between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) Niki Luda (Daniel Brühl) in
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Minnesota Man50 - More Jaws: The Revenge than Moby Dick.
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People Involved

  • Chris Hemsworth (Owen Chase)
  • Cillian Murphy (Matthew Joy)
  • Benjamin Walker ()
  • Ben Whishaw ()
  • Tom Holland ()
  • Brendan Gleeson ()
  • Jordi Mollà ()
  • Ron Howard (Director)