‘The Rescue’ (2021) | Movie Review

Directed By:

Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi


Bancha Duriyapunt,Apakorn Youkong,kaewAnan Surawan



Rated: PG

‘The Rescue’ is a documentary covering the impossible rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand. It’s chronicling both the brave men and women who came from around the world to assist as well as the casual divers who became instrumental in the rescue of these kids from what was deemed certain death.

I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish with this. I vaguely recall hearing about this on the news but honestly did not contemplate or understand the amount of work going into the rescue. Not only was there monsoons, flooding, and 0 visibility in the caves the boys were trapped in, but nobody could even get to the cave or know if the boys were alive.

For the divers that took their hobby and sport and used that to save lives, it was a challenge of their character as well as will. It was fascinating to see how they navigated the caves, how calm they were in their dives and what makes them love to do what they do. The pacing and suspense is always at a high, and you sense the urgency and feeling of losing time to rescue the boys and coach.

If you want to have nail-biting suspense that of ‘Free Solo’ and an incredible rescue mission, check this film out now on Disney +!

Rating: 8.5 out of 10.
Patrick Beatty
Patrick Beatty

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