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In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
  • 2015
  • US
  • 121 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ron Howard
  • Written by: Charles Leavitt, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
  • UK release: 26 December 2015

Sailor Tom Nickerson (Gleeson, and in flashbacks, Holland) tells the tale of how the ship he served on was sunk by a white whale. Based on the story which inspired Melville's Moby-Dick, this well-crafted adventure is less exciting than it should be; who wants to watch an innocent whale being hunted by a bunch of soggy hipsters? Watchable but doldrum-prone.

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In the Heart of the Sea

21 Dec 20153 stars

Well-crafted but insufficiently thrilling adventure from Ron Howard, with Chris Hemsworth

A white whale and a brave sea captain make director Ron Howard’s latest sound like Moby-Dick. It isn’t quite. It is however based on the fascinating story which inspired Herman Melville’s 1851 novel, which was brought to life in 2000 by Nathaniel…

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