Based on a true story about the collapse at the mine in San Jose, Chile that left 33 miners isolated underground for 69 days.Wikipedia
The 33 Reviews
The words 'God was with us' written across the walls where these 33 men were trapped gives some perspective and the triumph of indomitable human spirit eases out a lot of negatives. This is a plain biopic that has its heart in the right place but doesn't deliver anything extraordinary.
The 33 will touch your heart with the poignant and soul-stirring performances by the cast. The especially stimulating performance by Antonio Banderas is something to look forward to. The score of the film is well-composed by James Horner, and it perfectly underscored the emotion in almost every scene of the film.
There is plenty of drama and suspense in this true-life story, but the screenplay relies too heavily on formula and is swathed in Hollywood sentimentality. The performances are uneven, while some actors are simply miscast.
For a movie about vulnerable men trapped half-a-mile underground, The 33 fails to convey a sense of claustrophobia or dread that would ensure viewers are present every secondBut it still has a heart. It is, after all, an extraordinary story of courage, hope, and faith.