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Pressure

  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Ron Scalpello
  • 87 mins
  • 15

Summary

Four deep sea divers performing repair work on an oil pipeline become separated from their ship and trapped in a small pod on the sea bed. As they try to find a way to make it back to the surface, paranoia and claustrophobia take their toll on the men, leading them to turn against one another. Thriller, starring Danny Huston and Matthew Goode.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Claustrophobes may be in a cold sweat from watching this deep-sea disaster drama about a quartet of divers trapped underwater in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Others may feel that director Ron Scalpello's second feature (following his gritty prison flick Offender) is floating in familiar waters. The scenario that leaves the men stranded in a submersible 670ft below the surface is certainly nightmarish and authentically staged. And the cast of Matthew Goode, Danny Huston, Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) and co-writer Alan McKenna give committed performances as they struggle to cheat their fate. It's perfectly watchable, if not quite on a nerve-shredding par with lung-busting thrillers like The Poseidon Adventure, The Abyss or Black Sea.

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Credits

Cast

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EngelDanny Huston
MitchellMatthew Goode
JonesJoe Cole
HurstAlan McKenna
KarsenIan Pirie
Emily LouDaisy Lowe

Crew

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DirectorRon Scalpello

Details

Theatrical distributor
Pinewood Pictures
Released on
2015-08-21
Guidance
Swearing, nudity
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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