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Crimson Tide Reviews

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½ January 13, 2011
Tense and very well-acted.
½ January 4, 2011
You can definitely tell it's a Tony Scott movie during the action and Hackman and Washington give their usual standout performances, but the dialogue doesn't always seem to fit what's happening around it.
January 3, 2011
denzel puts on an exceptional performance, loved this one
½ December 23, 2010
Crimson TIde is a rare film which keeps you on the edge of your seat from the word go right till the end. The movie is paced perfectly. Its not the typical type of action film with stunts but rather dialogue driven. Tarintino wrote some of the crackling dialogue of this film. This fact is completely believable as Pulp Fiction realeased one year before this film. The leads (Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington) of the film give intense performances. For some, the intensity and conflict potrayed in the film may seem superficial but they should remember Tony Scott is an action director. However, one major flaw of the film is the score. Actually there's nothing wrong with the score itself but the problem is that it has been sprayed like Ketchup all throughout the movie. The real track of this film is excellent. Also, at times the movie is utterly predictable though overall, its not too easy predict the direction the film is going. Some people may tired with the amount of mlitary dialogue but once in a while, we hear excellent dialogue scenes between the two main characters which discuss morality in the nuclear world and bring out the intense conflict between the two main characters. This movie is one of the best war films I've seen in recent times. See it.
½ December 11, 2010
a movie from the expert
½ December 8, 2010
Excellent performance by 2 great actors. Loved it...
½ November 27, 2010
One of the best submarine movies ever. Also one of Tony Scott's best
November 26, 2010
Another great Denzel movie. Usually not a fan of these type of movies but I really enjoyed this one. Great to see Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman square off. Suspense was at a solid level throughout but was never gimmicky. 8.1/10
½ November 26, 2010
A great thriller. Great cast. Combined soundtrack and cinematography makes this movie awesome.
November 24, 2010
It is no surprise that "Crimson Tide" contains a high-adrenaline summer rush quality with a lot of promotional energy coloring its poster in red, having a submerged submarine in between the heads of Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman. But what is most surprising about the film is in its writing by Michael Schiffer and Richard P. Henrick. And Tony Scott's direction has a lot of fun shooting in a submarine with a lot of swift camera movements with characters running, taking you from one end of the ship to other. But back to the screenplay. Washington is an executive officer assigned as second-in-command for a U.S. submarine, comandeered by the grizzled veteran captain Hackman. These two don't see eye-to-eye. Washington is younger, well-educated and of a new age where decisions are backed up by philosophies. Hackman is more trigger-happy and sees the mission itself without having to relate back to any philosophical statements. So while the submarine is underway to defuse a terrorist's reign in Russia, an emergency action message alerts the sub crew to prepare to launch missiles. Soon after, a new message is received but is cut shortly when attacked by a missile. What to do? The X.O. believes it is an order to retract the missile launch. Hackman wants to proceed anyway. Who's right, who's wrong? The movie takes the time for both characters to make a convincing case, since the ship divides into two sides. It's a mutiny movie with ideas, tough decisions in this high-stakes world, and it is a joy to watch these two superb actors go head-to-head with each other, although these two actors could do these roles in their sleep. But Hackman, in particular, gives a very entertaining performance gnashing the scenery with real bite. And there's a lot of supporting players, but George Dzunda and Viggo Mortensen stick out, because they do their "jobs" so well and are a close friend to the two chief characters. It's easy to make a movie about warheads that will blow something up, but what I was suprised by was that these characters were smart, thoughtful, persuasive and argumentative. Now how's that for finding time to squeeze something in in an action movie?
November 19, 2010
Great flick. Intense action. Never a dull moment. Plus, a who's who of 90s faces!
November 18, 2010
A one two acting punch that is a match made in heaven. Flawless acting is what propels this thriller into the ocean. Scott is as fantastic as ever, he brings the best out of his actors and brings the best out of himself when he stuck in small places making big films. The lighting was great and so was the dialog. This is definitely of of his best films.
½ November 16, 2010
One of my favorite thrillers. Never knew Tarantino wrote some of the dialogue. This is Tony Scott's masterpiece, Hackman and Denzel are absolute beasts in this. Great film.
½ November 15, 2010
gene hackman as a salty sea captain
½ November 11, 2010
Submerged dilemma of nuclear proportions; communicative authority regarding obedience, ethics, and best guesses.
½ November 5, 2010
A fantastic film, its as they say "riveting" and is both thought provoking and entertaining. A solid A.
½ October 23, 2010
Compelling, intense but somewhat predictable submarine thriller with Washington and Hackman as the leads. Tension filled from the start, with well-drawn three dimensional characters and Scott's direction wasn't as flashy as usual.
½ October 20, 2010
Though i am not a huge fan of war films this one really got me to stay and watch all the way through. Along side Stallag 13 and the Great Escape this is one of my favorite war films.

The chemistary between Denzil Washington and Gene Hackman was excellent and really had some real conflict between them as well as a mutual respect.

The issues that this film raise do really make you think hard about nuclear war and the decisions we make under pressure.

Alot of people i know complained that this film lacked action. But a great film doesnt need action to be perfect. Look at Gone with the Wind and Casablanca.

Will always be a favorite for me because of one immortal line, "I expect you to keep up and if you cant...then that stringing sensation in the seat of your pants...will be my boot in your ass!!!"
October 7, 2010
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September 28, 2010
One of Tony Scott's best. This is a very well-cast movie.
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