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Unsinkable: Titanic Untold Review | The Conspiratorial Aftermath of the 1912 Disaster

Putting a unique (and historically accurate) spin on the Titanic tale, Unsinkable is a great watch for those interested in dramas and disasters.


  • Unsinkable: Titanic Untold focuses on the aftermath of the disaster, providing a unique perspective from the usual dramatizations.

  • The film balances courtroom drama with disaster scenes well, creating a compelling narrative despite some weak performances and unnecessary characters.

  • Strong attention to detail and period accuracy, plus a pertinent study of class difference, make Unsinkable a worthy watch.

Widely recognized as two of the most heart-wrenching movies revolving around a historical disaster, Roy Ward Baker’s A Night To Remember and James Cameron’s Titanic frame the unfortunate sinking of that massive ocean liner in ways that are simply unmatched. From the emotional display of English actor Kenneth More as Second Officer Charles Lightoller in the 1958 rendition to the plagued romance between Leonorda DiCaprio’s Jack and Kate Winslet’s Rose in the updated take almost 40 years later, the performances shown in these films held onto people’s emotional cores and never let go.

With that being said, there are many other features out there that put their own thematic spin on the 1912 unmitigated accident that happened in the North Atlantic Ocean. But almot none are like Cody and Brian Hartman’s Unsinkable: Titanic Untold.

While the film does spend time on the pivotal moments where those on the notorious ship didn’t know if they were going to live or die, the Hartman duo have decided to shift the spotlight and focus on the suspenseful, almost conspiratorial aftermath of that disastrous expedition instead. The brisk historical drama follows William Alden Smith (played by Cotter Smith of Mindhunter and The Americans), the U.S. Senator who headed the Senate subcommittee meetings that looked into the catastrophe. Unsinkable: Titanic Untold easily transports audiences back into a very tumultuous time — not only in regard to the victims and their families, but also with international relations concerning the United States and Britain.

Balancing Courtroom Drama and Disaster Scenes


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