Oilman is an American historical drama that focuses on the adventures of Jim McNealy. Set in the oil fields of West Texas in 1939, the young Jim McNealy stands out from the crowd as a formidable adventurer
The film closely combines the grand background of the last century with the changes in the American oil commercial market, and vividly describes the development of the oil industry through different narrative methods. The first half of the film explains the development of the oil industry in a realistic way, while the second half falls into the category of commercial films.
The film mainly tells the bitter journey of how a worthless poor boy became an oil tycoon through unremitting efforts and adventures. The film reveals Jim McNealy's personality and determination, and also depicts his complicated relationship with family, friends and competitors. The visual effects and music of the film are excellent, bringing the audience back to that era, allowing people to feel the changes in the oil business market and the high aspirations of the adventurers.