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Mark Wahlberg goes into the inferno in the gripping 'Deepwater Horizon'

Mark Wahlberg goes into the inferno in the gripping 'Deepwater Horizon'

“Deepwater Horizon,” a mighty cinematic conflagration from the director Peter Berg, revisits the tragic events of April 20, 2010, when a Transocean-owned, British Petroleum-leased oil drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 crew members and precipitating one of the worst environmental disasters in American history. Ripped from the headlines but largely shorn of context, the movie is both a sobering memorial to the fallen and a harrowing chronicle of survival, anchored by Mark Wahlberg’s performance as a blue-collar hero thrust into the jaws of a horrifying man-made catastrophe.

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