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K-19: The Widowmaker Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 18, 2002
For a film based on real life, "K-19" feels an awful lot like a standard action flop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 19, 2002
Plinking balalaikas, syrupy strings, and, in the moments of greatest peril, angelic choirs, like a Carol Burnett Show parody of a WWII-era propaganda film.
| Original Score: 2/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
July 19, 2002
The film doesn't sink, but it springs a few substantial leaks.
| Original Score: C+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 19, 2002
The story hits too many notes we've heard before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Matinee Magazine
July 21, 2002
It's simply incapable of overcoming its leading man's leaden performance.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
July 19, 2002
The first hour is tedious though Ford and Neeson capably hold our interest, but its just not a thrilling movie.
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Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 26, 2002
This is Ford slumming in conventional trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
July 19, 2002
Gets stuck in a no man's land between the real and the fictional.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 22, 2002
Another movie 'inspired by true events' that nevertheless includes all the cliches of a Hollywood genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
July 19, 2002
A very depressing movie of many missed opportunities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
July 20, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
July 17, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Danny Minton
KBTV-NBC (Beaumont, TX)
July 18, 2002
The director chose to keep rubbing it in our faces that these men suffered and were heroes. This over-indulgence was completely unnecessary...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
July 29, 2002
An untested bucket of bolts that was such a jokeavitch, it's no stretch to say that it was a sinking coffinavitch.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
July 18, 2002
Message movie or an action-packed submarine spectacular? Alas, it's neither.
| Original Score: 2/4
Erik Childress
July 18, 2002
Remains curiously less compelling than Spock's big scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
July 20, 2002
Harrison Ford's strong performance is sabotaged by the film's unnecessary political gibes and a schmaltzy tacked-on ending.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 21, 2002
The secret is now out, but I doubt if we saw the true story.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
O sotaque de Ford é inconstante e Bigelow tenta forçar demais o drama. Vale pela história.
| Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Tyler
August 12, 2002
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 12, 2002
Top Critic
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
Henry Sheehan
NPR's Fresh Air
November 16, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
July 20, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
July 20, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 28, 2002
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Arizona Republic
July 19, 2002

Boston Phoenix
July 20, 2002

Orlando Weekly
July 25, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 2, 2002

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