In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea
  • PG-13
  • 2h 2m
  • 2015
Rotten43%
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In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. "In the Heart of the Sea" reveals the encounter's harrowing aftermath, as the ship's surviving crew is pushed to their limits and forced to do the unthinkable to stay alive. Braving storms, starvation, panic and despair, the men will call into question their deepest beliefs, from the value of their lives to the morality of their trade, as their captain searches for direction on the open sea and his first mate still seeks to bring the great whale down.

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Critics Consensus: The admirably old-fashioned In the Heart of the Sea boasts thoughtful storytelling to match its visual panache, even if it can't claim the depth or epic sweep to which it so clearly aspires.
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Riveting historical story has great action but uneven drama.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that In the Heart of the Sea is based on Nathaniel Philbrick's best-selling nonfiction book about the 19th-century maritime disaster that inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. There's quite a bit of violence in the film: The whale damages the characters' ship so completely that lives are lost (men drown and are burned, crushed, and more), and others spend three months stranded. During that time, the survivors commit cannibalism (discussed but not shown) and suicide/self sacrifice so that the others might eat. Characters also use guns and drink, and a couple are alcoholics (one recovering, one who uses alcohol to numb painful memories).

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Drama
  • Release Date:December 11, 2015
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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