‘Black Sea’ will make you never want to go on a submarine.

Black Sea is a film about a submarine captain that attempts to make good with his former employers in a job with a shadowy backer to search the depths of the Black Sea for a submarine rumoured to be loaded with gold.

What do you get when you put Russians and the Brits on a submarine on the hunt for lost gold? You get Black Sea. A thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and tensions rising.

This film reminded me a little of Buried from a few years ago in the as it holds such tension and commands all your attention throughout its nearly two hour duration. You might not think a film of a decent length could be made out a confined space but as Buried and Black Sea clearly demonstrate, you definitely can.

The film starts with a feel of a low budget UK film however this shouldn’t be a deterring factor as the film definitely shows its worth, despite its lack of budget and lack of advertising. It’s a hidden gem, for sure. It has a suspending story and decent acting, especially by Jude Law who gives one his better performances in years and really pulls off a Scottish accent. Also to take notice is Bobby Schofield, the youngster aboard the submarine who you really care for by the end of the film.

All I know is that by the end of the film, I don’t ever want to go in a submarine.

Film-O-Meter: 8/10.


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