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Summary In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter...

In the Heart of the Sea

Metascore Mixed or Average Based on 47 Critic Reviews
47
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 223 User Ratings
6.8
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Summary In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an almost human sense of vengeance. The real-life maritime disaster would inspire Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. But that told only half the story. In the Heart of the Sea reveals the encounter...

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 47 Critic Reviews
47
23% Positive
11 Reviews
68% Mixed
32 Reviews
9% Negative
4 Reviews

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Metascore
Mixed or Average Based on 47 Critic Reviews
47
23% Positive
11 Reviews
68% Mixed
32 Reviews
9% Negative
4 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 223 User Ratings
6.8
60% Positive
133 Ratings
36% Mixed
81 Ratings
4% Negative
9 Ratings

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 223 User Ratings
6.8
60% Positive
133 Ratings
36% Mixed
81 Ratings
4% Negative
9 Ratings

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Production Company Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, RatPac-Dune Entertainment, Cott Productions, Enelmar Productions, A.I.E., Roth Films, Spring Creek Productions, Imagine Entertainment, K. JAM Media, Village Roadshow Pictures
Release Date Dec 11, 2015
Duration 2 h 2 m
Rating PG-13
Tagline Based on the incredible true story that inspired Moby-Dick
Teen Choice Awards
3 Nominations
Heartland Film
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
Visual Effects Society Awards
1 Nomination