Friday, April 1, 2016

Black Sea

A submarine captain (Jude Law), is callously released by his employers but quickly approached by a dubious sponsor who claims to have knowledge of a stockpile of Nazi Gold resting in a U-boat on the floor of the Black Sea, and wishes him to assemble a qualified team to retrieve it. Kevin Macdonald's Black Sea doesn't always make sense (the inexperienced teenager joining the veteran crew sticks out) but is well made, with good characterizations and exciting (albeit confusing) sequences and turns, which again, more often than not, make little sense. Law is strong and his populist, strong willed hero character is surprising in his incredible lack of judgement, foresight. Ben Mendolsohn and Scoot McNairy are great in support.
*** 1/2 out of ****