Crimson Tide Reviews
December 15, 2013
Solid, but didn't really have me "on the edge of my seat" considering it's obvious how it's going to end the whole way through.
November 11, 2013
Gene Hackman is very military and follows orders at any cost. Denzel Washington is more analytical and thinks about things before he acts. They are in a mission in Russia when they get orders to launch a nuclear strike. However, they get attacked and are receiving a second message which gets cut off. They argue on what the message could be. Denzel thinks it is a retraction, Hackman thinks it is a false message. Denzel does everything to try and stop the attack and Hackman does what he can to make sure it goes through.
A decent submarine movie, but I prefer U-571 to this. This one had great actors, but it is a little too simple in terms of story to really be great. Still a good movie though.
November 6, 2013
Brilliant direction by Tony Scott, a fantastic re-written screenplay by an uncredited Quentin Tarantino and outstanding performances by the entire cast especially Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman who give one of the best performances of their careers. Crimson Tide has an incredible amount of suspense that will have you on the edge of your seat for all 111 minutes. And is easily one of the best war films I've ever seen.
September 25, 2013
Dark confined spaces, shouting men, angry men, guns and nuclear missiles, all adding up to a thrilling, head to head. Nibbles: Apple Turkey Stir-Fry.
April 7, 2009
It's a riot inside a submarine. It's about avoiding a possible nuclear war in midst of tensions between US and USSR. Which caused a feud between the captain and Lt. Commander to make the right call. Decent action thriller.
August 6, 2013
Directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, who had had previous success a few years earlier with Days of Thunder (1990), they looked for something else to work on together, scripts came and went with Michael Schiffer's original screenplay about political turmoil and insubordination. It's a very suspenseful film, and very taut considering it's claustrophobic setting, but it makes for good entertainment. There is political turmoil in the Russian Federation, post-Soviet militants, loyal to ultranationalist Vladimir Radchenko (Daniel von Bargen) have taken control of a nuclear facility, and threaten nuclear war against Russia and America. On the USS Alabama, which is carrying nuclear missiles, Lieutenant Commander Ron Hunter (Denzel Washington) has just joined the crew, serving as second in command under Captain Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman). After only a few days at sea, tensions grow between Hunter and Ramsey, and when Russian submarines, commandeered Radchenko comes into their vicinity, the trigger happy Ramsey wants to attack, but Hunter stages a mutiny to prevent a potential war. It's a very tense film, but it has some good performances, and a good supporting cast including James Gandolfini, Steve Zahn and Viggo Mortensen. This is a great example of how good Scott was at creating tense thrillers.
July 21, 2013
A mind blowing "action" movie that utilizes more tension and intense dialogue that that of mindless action sequences
July 18, 2013
The plot is engaging, the action is gripping and overall it is a believe-able experience that will keep you interested all the way to the end. The soundtrack for this film is one of the best of its kind - add a gang of really REALLY good actors and you're all set for a great movie. (3.75/5)
June 30, 2013
Hello my name is Baurushan and today we look at another movie about the war between the Russians and the Americans, this time set during the Post-Cold War era. This is my review of Crimson Tide. The story is about Captain Frank Ramsey played by Gene Hackman who is a commanding officer of a nuclear submarine. he recruits a new second-in-command named Lt. Cmmdr. Ron Hunter played by Denzel Washington. Ron is much younger than Frank and believes that the goal of the military war of the nuclear age is to prevent war, not fight it. While at sea in their submarine along with the crew, they are alerted as the Russian forces have seized missile silos. The Alabama which is the name of their submarine has orders to fire and they are to move forward with the attack, while Ron feels they should wait until they receive further instructions and going so far to threaten mutiny against Frank if the missile strike is carried out. This movie is what it promises: It's a dark, cold, battle-for-victory war movie and you know what the Americans are like when it comes to war movies. Directed by the late Tony Scott (may he rest in peace), this may be one of his best works in his early days. The movie consists of three writers, one of them involving Quentin Tarantino who was uncredited but helped to write the dialogue which included pop culture references. A lot of people really admire the pop culture references and so do I because it was a neat and swift risk from Tarantino without a single rushed pace. After Man On Fire which was not an impressive film, Unstoppable which was a decent action flick and this movie, I am starting to like Denzel Washington and I can see why people like him so much. I wanted to see this movie for a long time and I'm glad I saw it. Crimson Tide gets a 8.5/10.
June 29, 2013
Better than average military thriller centering on whether disobeying orders in a critical situation is mutiny or a heroic preservation of the spirit of the constitution. Well paced and filmed in cramped quarters.
May 4, 2013
Hackman vs Washington - outstanding, but the old man is too good even for Washington. A perfect package of a movie.
July 5, 2007
I'm not a big fan of sub movies and didn't feel this brought anything new to the table. Maybe I was wrong though. Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman are two heavyweights and Tony Scott is almost always visually engaging.
March 1, 2007
Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman star in this intense, action, submarine movie. Director, Tony Scott does fantasic job by creating the realism of being in a submarine, seriously I've seen a lot of submarine movies and other then, The Hunt for Red October this movie is one of the most realistic submarine movies. Seriously, the direction of this movie was so well done, Tony Scott really knows his way around a camera becasue he gave this movie great camera shots and brought a lot of good atmosphere. The great cast also made this movie work, like this movie stars, Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini, Steve Zahn, George Dzundza and Earl Billings, all of which play terrific roles. I thought, Viggo Mortensen and James Gandolfini were the best out of the supporting cast members, but the show stealers in the movie were the two leads, Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman, seriously every scene with them two in was incredible, both of there performances was top notch. Another thing that was top notch was the score, Hanz Zimmer created a great score for this movie. Crimson Tide is basically the best, Tony Scott movie and basically the best submarine movie, next to, The Hunt for Red October.
December 22, 2011
Amazing dialogue ,fantastic score by Hans Zimmer great performance from the leads and Another fantastic work from Tony Scott made this an total enjoyable thrilling ride..
October 6, 2007
Amazing, powerful. The performances are top notch. Definitely deserves its place next to The Hunt for Red October.
March 7, 2013
A rebelion in the former Soviet Union has captured a nuclear missile base, causing the greatest global emergency since the Cuban Missile Crisis. The US launches the USS Alabama, a nuclear submarine under the command of "Captain Ramsey" (Gene Hackman and his Executive Officer (XO) "Lt. Commander Hunter" (Denzel Washington).
Eventually, the "Bama" receives an emergency communication that is cut off, and both the commander and XO do not concur on what to do since the message is incomplete. Both pull in fellow officers into their argument, which ends up in a mutiny lead by "Hunter."
The performances are really good, you can almost feel the intense tension from the entire cast. Easily, Washington and Hackman stand out among the cast since the most tension is between them.
Most the the characters are well written, except a few minor ones. The script itself is simply excellent, and makes you want to see the movie multiple times like I have.
Although the scenery is restricted to the interior of the Alabama, the performances of the actors and the script makes you forget about it. You also forget that the entire movie takes place on board the sub, which is by design.
The music also enhances the mood of the movie nicely. All the music is instrumentals, and none have a singer. I think having songs without a singer singing would have ruined the mood the instrumentals helped set in the movie.
If you happen to see this on your local television line-up, try to catch it if you can. If you see it on the shelves at your favorite video rental store, this would be one of the best rentals you can get. You will not be disappointed in this movie at all.
February 25, 2013
Tony Scott sai toista kertaa urallaan lainata armeijan kalustoa. Ekalla kerralla tuloksena oli Top Gun, toisella Purppuravyöhyke. Pidän enemmän tästä jälkimmäisestä. Näyttelijävalinnat toimivat ja Tony Scott onnistuu luomaan staattisiin sukellusvenekohtauksiin tarvittavaa jännitystä.
Leffafriikeille tiedoksi, että osa elokuvan dialogista on peräisin Quentin Tarantinon kynästä. Kuten aina, Tarantinon dialogi erottuu edukseen eikä kohtia ole vaikea bongata.
November 4, 2012
A Taut, Anxiety-Filled, Exciting Movie
February 22, 2013
Although not the best film of all time, "Tide" is a decent film, enjoyed by not only the typical man but also many others as well.