Director: Kevin MacDonald
Cast: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threfall, Bobby Schofield, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Puskepalis
Genre: Adventure Thriller
Country of Origin: USA 2014 135 mins.
Released by UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK
'A rusting sub, greed and death in the search for gold.'
Rogue submarine captain Robinson (Jude Law) isn't a happy Scot ready to regale you with daring tales of a life on the ocean waves. He's rock bottom having lost his job with a marine salvage company and a rumour of glistening gold bars supposedly sent to Hitler by Russia as a bribe is very appealing. Problem is it's at the bottom of the Black Sea. What to do? Pull together a misfit British and Russian crew and a rusting decommissioned submarine and go for it with equal shares for all.
There's the predictable cross-section of characters with money man Daniels (Scoot McNairy) financing the salvage, at least one psycho on board and Fraser (Ben Mendelsohn) fits the bill, teen crew member Tobin (Bobby Schofield) and Russian leader Morozov (Grigoriy Dobrygin) in a claustrophobic rusting sub with greed on their minds - the fewer crew members there are the greater their cut. An easy watch but regarding subs nothing beats 'Das Boot'.