Crimson Tide Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 24, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
October 29, 2004
Quentin Tarantino contributes some priceless dialogue, but the wearying pattern of mutinies and counter-mutinies ultimately sinks it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
June 8, 2006
I don't know what the full Naval procedure is to launch nuclear weapons, but I hope to God it's more structured and fail-safe than what we see in this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Crimson Tide is like that promising good-looking first date who ruins everything by talking.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Isn't there something awfully satisfying about the throbbing missiles and cathartic explosions that constitute this film's main excitement? Maybe so, but nothing else here delivers a comparable thrill.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is the rare kind of war movie that not only thrills people while they're watching it, but invites them to leave the theater actually discussing the issues.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Because of the contained environment, submarines make great settings for thrillers, with the throbbing of the engines sounding like a pulse. Crimson Tide is no exception -- the atmosphere alone is sufficient to keep the audience on edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
May 14, 2006
Considerably more intelligent than most of Jerry Bruckheimer's productions -- and Hackman's just awesome.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 7, 2010
Tony Scott is a deft hand with these Bruckheimer/Simpson productions and provides the perfect vision for their big budget fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 24, 2013
As good a thriller as 1995 produced, keeping things as simple and direct as possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
War Games in the water; older teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
This is a boy's movie all the way.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
A gripping and tense thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Post-Cold War thriller set aboard a Trident ballistic nuclear submarine.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 18, 2006
...the thrills remain authentic, even though we know exactly how the plot is going to turn out.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Crimson Tide is pop-action naval gazing at its finest.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Crimson Tide has everything you could want from an action thriller and a few other things you usually can't hope to expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
September 10, 2002
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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