Mine 9 (2019) Movie Review

ABC Film Challenge – Thriller – M – Mine 9 (2019) Movie Review

Mine 9

Director: Eddie Mensore

Writer: Eddie Mensore (Screenplay)

Starring: Terry Serpico, Mark Ashworth, Kevin Sizemore, Clint James, Drew Starkey, Erin Elizabeth Burns

Plot: Two miles into the earth, nine Appalachian miners struggle to survive after a methane explosion leaves them with one hour of oxygen.

Runtime: 1 Hour 23 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Mine 9 starts as the group of miners have started to see the conditions getting worse in their mind shaft. The work needs to done, with Zeke (Serpico), Kenny (Ashworth), Daniel (Sizemore), John (James) and five other miners on the job. An explosion leaves them trapped in the mine, surrounded by their dead friends, in a race to find a way out before the oxygen runs out.

Thoughts on Mine 9

Mine 9 brings us the claustrophobic atmosphere of the mining career, which only gets worse when the cave in happens. Leaving the miners in a race to survive, with the oxygen supply running low and the dangers of more cave ins waiting for them.

The tight, claustrophobic environment does show us the intense battle to survive this situation. Showing that even with the experience the group will have to face some realities they don’t want too. The performances do get to show the intensity of the reality of what the men were going through, in the whole film. Though as we don’t get to see the inside look into the personal lives for along enough amount of time. We can feel part of the film coming up short. We don’t to experience an intense sequence, which will have you turning away at times through the film.


Mine 9 is filled with the intensity of being trapped in a mine, only it doesn’t build up the characters strongly enough.

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