Thought this movie was great and worth watching. Enjoyed the diving aspect of it as I am a ex-diver, but not that deep! and it was pretty exciting. It's worth watching. This is a very general review, as I am currently distracted... The plot was good, could likely happen even in this day & age, and seemed fairly factual to me. The overseas environment rang true from my actual experience in Asia. The older guys used their experience to try to teach the younger guy, but it didn't often rub off and the younger one made up his own mind in most circumstances. Seemed to be typical <more>
behavior, even nowadays. Through it all, danger was present which needed educated and/or experienced decision-making, and even those didn't work, which sometimes in the end did not work out well, unfortunately. If you want to find out what happened, watch the movie! :
This movie is excellent their is alot of reviews saying that this movie is boring weak not worth watching, for those that are into diving and actually have done COMMERCIAL diving then you are in for a treat, personal opinion for divers this is a movie worth watching
Great movie!!! (by angeladevillier)
WOW!!! I really enjoyed this movie, I felt like I was inside that sub with them. I found time's I couldn't breath!!!! Just imagine that really happening, that would suck and it's a horrible way to die!!!! I was hanging on the edge of my seat the whole time!!!!!
Excellent (by mjchandler5390)
This was. A surpassing excellent movie. The drama kept you at the edge of your seat. Definitely will watch this again.
Anguishing and Realistic Drama (by claudio_carvalho)
In the Somalia coast, the veteran divers Engel Danny Huston , Mitchell Matthew Goode , Hurst Jones Alan McKenna and the rookie Jones Joe Cole are assigned to repair an oil pipeline on the bottom of the sea by the Vaxxilon representative Karsen Ian Pirie . They are advised that a storm is coming, but the Diving Support Vessel Lorimer lowers the bell with the team. They succeed to weld the pipeline but the storm comes and the vessel sinks, killing the whole crew. Short of the oxygen, the divers try to communicate with the surface and the leader Mitchell keeps the hope that they will be <more>
saved. But will the oil company send another vessel to rescue them?"Pressure" is one of the most anguishing and realistic drama about the deep water divers ever made and economical interest of oil companies. The performances are top-notch and the realism of the scenes is impressive. The director Ron Scalpello makes an excellent film that keeps the tension along 91 mm running time. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : "Sob Pressão" "Under Pressure"
Excellent film - won't disappoint! (by bayareamike)
I wasn't sure what to expect - I watched it without knowing very little about the film. Let me say it didn't disappoint! It has a very similar feel to "The Abyss". Saying that, I don't think it was as good as 'The Abyss', but still very good for those who like deep sea movies where misc problems cause human life to be threatened. At the bottom of the ocean it almost feels like one is as far away as outer space. When things do go wrong it seems there's no one to help. And oxygen is always an issue.In this movie, the 'mothership' sinks in a storm while <more>
4 men are trapped in a small sub welding a broken oil pipeline. Unlike The Abyss where the data & oxygen cord is disconnected before the storm , the main ship sinks with the cord attached making the small craft unable to reach the surface as the cord keeps the sub just below the surface.Lots of excitement, believable acting, and great effects make this film work. Great edge-of-your-seat action that won't disappoint!
increases the pressure all through... (by rohitgahlowt-107-263372)
This is an unknown film with not such good reviews from audiences and critics alike. But I watched it because I like locked room stories/mysteries, and the fact that it was set hundreds of feet under water, where the pressure is tremendous and oxygen only what you find in your deep sea diving suit and the submarine pod, made it a must watch for me. This is a locked room suspense, submarine movie. Unless the characters behave stupidly and start killing each other, I don't think anything can go wrong with such a story.And I was right. Right from the get go, this took me with the deep sea <more>
divers down under water, and kept me there. In a way I was stuck with them, trapped with them, and wanted to see what will happen next.The basic plot is four deep sea diver are sent in a small pod to fix an oil pipeline on the sea bed. It's a high risk job as a storm is brewing in the skies. Soon they find themselves trapped underwater and retreat into the small submarine/pod which has only so much oxygen for them. So as the characters are trapped they understand, the lesser the number of characters alive, the more the oxygen for them. So if the other trapped character was to die in an accident they would be able to live longer! But what happened next wasn't what I was expecting. It's certainly not about characters killing each other. Instead the second half of the movie is thrilling and emotional as we begin to root for the characters and want them to come out of this dire situation alive!It may not be a big blockbuster, it may not have A list actors, it may not be factually correct about deep sea diving, but it is certainly a good story, with an edge of the seat climax! Rarely does a film take you away from your comfortable chair, and comfortable life and transport you into a different, dangerous, unknown, unseen world. This is one of them. In spite of the flaws, this is a must watch for the setting, suspense and the story.