Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pressure (2015) Through the Eyes of Cat

By Cat

Number Rolled: N/A
Movie Name/YearPressure (2015)
Tagline: Hold your breath.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Length:  91 minutes
Rating: R
Production CompaniesBigscope Films, Pinewood Pictures
ProducersFarah Abushwesha, Nick Chopping, Steve Christian, Laurie Cook, Nicky Earnshaw, Ed Fraiman, Hugo Grumbar, Tim Haslam, Alan McKenna, Adam Nagel, Jason Newmark, Robert Norris
DirectorRon Scalpello
WritersLouis Baxter, Alan McKenna, Paul Staheli
Actors:  Danny Huston, Matthew Goode, Joe Cole, Alan McKenna, Ian Pirie, Daisy Lowe, Gemita Samarra
StuntsNick Chopping

Blurb from IMDbA group of men are trapped in a small pod on the sea bed, after diving down to fix an oil pipeline and becoming separated from their ship.

Cat's Point of View: 

So this is apparently my week for 2015 movies featuring people needing rescuing and something to do with water. Of course, the water thing is a bit of a stretch considering the last movie took place pretty much all on dry land – but the main characters were Navy SEALs, so that counts right? In any case, I hadn’t even realized my ‘eenie meenie miney moe’ version of random selection had drummed up the coincidence.

This film was a mixed bag for me. There were things I really enjoyed and then others, not so much.

Danny Huston (A Monster in Paris, American Horror Story, Game Night) and Matthew Goode (Leap Year, Downton Abbey, The Crown) certainly didn’t disappoint. The intensity of their performances helped sell the story. I definitely got sucked right into the emotional aspect of the characters’ plight.

Let me tell you – I am profoundly glad that diving just isn’t one of my things. Just saying.

There was a bit of shaky-cam in places, but it wasn’t a consistent issue throughout the movie. It was rather distracting when it occurred, however.  

The story was definitely something fresh and new, rather than recycling concepts from the genre as the film industry is developing a nasty habit of these days.

All told, I enjoyed this movie and wouldn’t have any issues with recommending it. 

Speech Available: English, Spanish
Subtitles Available: English [CC], Spanish

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – None
Metascore - None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 5.6/10

Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating – 3/5

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