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Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Black Sea (2014)

Jude Law heads a group of surly veterans into the briny depths for a chance at gold in this maritime thriller. The booty being equally split between crew members creates an intriguing dynamic. Included in the rough bunch of sailors is an impressive cast of foreign actors such as Scoot McNairy and Michael Smiley. It's too bad their talents are wasted on such a dull affair. The trailer promises constant thrills and tension, and while there are plenty of hail-mary situations, they are all packed into the final moments. Scenes leading up to the exciting conclusion consist mainly of bickering crew members and long drawn out planning sequences. Jude Law does a decent job, but his star power can hardly save this one from sinking fast.

2 unlucky virgins out of 5

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