The Bedford Incident Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 14, 2012
Taut and suspenseful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
July 6, 2010
Poitier does an excellent job in both the light and serious aspects of his role, and manages to leave a personal stamp on his scenes.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 2, 2010
Channels themes from Dr. Strangelove but leaves at port the black humor.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Harris, Stanley Kubrick's former producer, here came up with his own Dr Strangelove variant, muting the black humour but just as incisively diagnosing nuclear insanity.
Christopher Null
October 20, 2005
The ending is a real piece of work that comes out of nowhere, and even though the film is a little repetitive up to that point, it's all worth it for the titular 'incident' in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The whole thing transcends plausibility -- for a moderately wised-up viewer, at least -- because of its gross exaggeration of a highly improbable episode.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Karla Rae Fuller
October 17, 2003
Parallels to today's global political environment and our government's new cold war loom as large as the icebergs surrounding the USS Bedford and its Soviet prey in the North Atlantic Sea.

May 24, 2003
Harris's film is a superior psycho-drama.
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
A serviceable but not very exceptional cold-war thriller.
Emanuel Levy
August 1, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
April 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
January 26, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 8, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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