Horizon Line

Featured In Issue 254, March/April 2021

WSR Score4
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In "Horizon Line," former couple Sara (Williams) and Jackson (Dreymon) board a single-engine plane for a routine and casual flight to their friend's tropical island wedding. However, within minutes of takeoff their pilot suffers a fatal heart attack, leaving them with no idea where they are, and no clue how to land the plane. With nothing but miles of ocean and sky in every direction, and a terrifying storm that's about to envelop them, Sara and Jackson have only one shot—and there's no going back. (Gary Reber)

Special features include three deleted scenes (HD 05:56), upfront previews and a Movies Anywhere digital code.

The 2.39:1 1080p AVC picture, reviewed on a Sony Bravia Z9D 4K Ultra HD HDR display, upconverted to 2160p with greater resolution and luminance, was photographed digitally using the Arri Alexa camera system and sourced from a 2K master Digital Intermediate format. The picture is natural in appearance and is naturally colorful with the island's greenish vegetation and golden sands and the blue ocean and sky surrounding the plane. Colors are nicely saturated and warm with an overall bright appearance except for the interiors during the thunder and lightning storm. Fleshtones are perfectly realistic. Contrast is excellent with natural black levels and revealing shadows. The contrast of the white plane against the blue waves and sky is excellent. Shadow depth is also excellent in the underwater crash. Resolution is excellent especially in closeups of facial features such as skin pores, lines, hair and beards, but otherwise at times understated. Clothes and the plane's instrument gauges in the cockpit are well defined. The ocean appears well defined even at great distances. Overall, this is a pleasing presentation with appealing color fidelity. (Gary Reber)

The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 5.1-channel soundtrack is driven by an intense orchestral score that never lets up during the intense and dangerous flight. The music completely envelops the soundfield with intensity and aggressive surround envelopment. Foley sound effects are realistic, The sound effect of the plane's engine is constant and loud through most of the movie. Deep bass is exercised in the music score and the storm as well as the sound of wind crossing wings of the plane, but far more bass energy would have benefited the presentation with greater intensity during the plane's segments of peril. Dialogue is often ADR and challenged in terms of spatial integration during shouts against wind effects but otherwise clear when they communicate through their headsets. The soundtrack has far more potential than realized but the sonics are still engaging. (Gary Reber)