4 oil-pipe engineers become trapped around the bottom of your Indian Ocean during this laughably unconvincing deep-sea drama
The opening voiceover sounds just like a piss-take – definitely no movie in 2015 could be this pompous.
İn excess of a backdrop of rolling waves, Danny Huston’s gravelly, portentous voice lists the reasons adult men visit sea – ‘because they are shed,’ he finishes. ‘And they do not wish to be identified.’ Come back Ernest Hemingway, all is forgiven.
And ‘Pressure’ doesn’t actually improve from there. It’s the story of four deep-sea oil-pipe engineers – doomsaying sea-dog Huston, God-bothering nice-guy Matthew Goode, bitter alcoholic Alan McKenna and, inevitably, youngster-on-his-first-dive Joe Cole – whose diving bell is marooned on the bottom in the ocean every time a storm wrecks their assistance vessel.