Director Ron Howard’s dramatization of the incredible 2018 Thai cave rescue comes hot on the heels of last fall’s superb documentary ‘The Rescue’. Here, Viggo Mortensen, Colin Farrell, and Joel Edgerton star as the rescue divers, and it remains a harrowing, edge-of-your-seat thriller…which is quite the testament, since the whole world knows exactly what happened and how the story ended. Huge kudos to cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom for trapping us in the caves along with the youth soccer team. Amazing, gripping stuff.

4.5/5 stars