Directed by Patricia Riggen, the film is based on the real events of the 2010 mining disaster, in which a group of 33 miners were trapped inside the San Jose Mine in Chile for more than two months.
Director: Patricia Riggen
Writers: Mikko Alanne (screenplay), Craig Borten (screenplay)
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche
Plot Keywords: mine | trapped in a mine | minister | president | remake of chilean film
Genres: Biography | Drama | History
Country: USA | Chile
Language: English | Spanish
Release Date: 4 March 2016 (China)
Also Known As: Los 33
Filming Locations: Nemocón, Colombia
Runtime: 127 min
Reviews from IMDB users
Well done story about what can happen when we all work together.
by subxerogravity from United States
Based on the true story of 33 miners who go into a mine in Chile to have a big rock get in-between them and the surface, and they have to survive long enough to be rescued. I thought the movie was very detailed and complete about what the miners and their families went through during this ordeal. I never felt I missed any part of it. It was never boring, always interesting, which I did not expect, but a lot went on in those three mouths and it was captured wonderfully on the screen. Antonio Banderas was great as Mario, who kept the men together long enough to survive. And even though I knew the outcome, the 33 makes you feel for each character, which allows suspense. Well done and heartwarming, hitting on the rights spots and leaving me all filled up inside.
A Tale Of Hope
By Ignacio Salgado from Chile
We all remember five years ago when the story of 33 miners trapped 700 meters underground caught the world by storm. Everyone was asking: Are they alive? How are they going to make it out of there?. I think there's no need to say how it ended. Since then we've gotten tons of news announcing a big budget film about San José's rescue. The thing everyone's asking right know is: Is it any good? First things first: Patricia Riggen. Her direction is absolutely brilliant, managing to alternate between tense and emotional scenes almost perfectly. The acting as well is outstanding, with Antonio Banderas (Mario Sepúlveda) and Rodrigo Santoro (Laurence Golborne) being the most notable. Also, Cote De Pablo (Jessica Salgado) brings a big emotional push into the movie with a beautiful interpretation of "Gracias a la Vida" by Violeta Parra. Juliette Binoche (María Segovia) was also very good. In general, every actor and actress in this movie gave a solid performance. The screenplay is very well written, giving the characters a lot of development and personality. The soundtrack (Composed by James Horner) is also very good, mixing chilean instruments with big orchestra compositions that fit the movie perfectly. The CGI is OK, nothing groundbreaking, but it gets the job done. It's not a faultless film though, it has it's flaws. The are times when the movie loses it's pace and gets slow. Also, the editing, being mostly very good, it's evident that there where scenes in the movie that were cut from the final product, an issue that can leave some viewers confused. There's a little bit of shaky cam as well, not a big complain, but it can get very disorienting at times. Overall, even if it's not perfect, it's still a great movie that succeeds at telling the story of the 33 miners. Hopeful and inspiring, it's worth watching at least once.