Run time: 116 mins
Tom Holland swaps the Spider suit for the backpack and compass in this explosive globe-trotting adventure.
Orphaned as a child, Nate earns an “honest” living as a barman in a trendy New York establishment, occasionally dipping into petty theft on the side. When he’s approached by Victor (Wahlberg), who plays into Nate’s love of mysterious legends, Nate’s curiosity gets the better of him and he finds himself involved in a series of heists to find Magellan’s lost gold, missing for the last 500 years. Following clues from Barcelona to the Phillipines, the duo race against friends, foes and each other in a daring quest for fame and fortune.
Based on the action-packed video game series of the same name, Uncharted rarely lets up its thunderous pace. Treacherous puzzles, epic explosions and utterly impossible stunts are scattered throughout a series of incredible locations. Fans with a keen eye will spot numerous references to the source material, but there’s more than enough going on to keep any fresh faces glued to the action. Something of a cross between Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci code, Holland and co make sure we never take anything too seriously, and all the better for it. (Chris Coetsee)