WHAT'S THE 33 ABOUT?
In 2010 a mine in Chile collapsed, trapping 33 men two thousand feet beneath the surface for several months. This is their tale of survival, as well as those who labored to rescue them.
IS IT ANY GOOD? (GRADE: A-)
As someone who spent two years of his life in Chile, I can tell you that The 33 is powerfully authentic, despite there being only one Chilean in the main cast (Cote de Pablo of NCIS fame) and the dialogue occurring in English instead of Spanish. The humor, sentence structure, cadence of speaking, clothing, food, music, and personalities are distinctly Chilean, no doubt a product of the film being made with the official blessing and participation of those who were actually involved in the events. (I'll forgive the accents, which are more Mexican than Chilean).