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Crimson Tide Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
This is a boy's movie all the way.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
The screenplay may be credited to Michael Schiffer, but the punchy dialogue has Quentin Tarantino written all over it. The cast has a ball.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 17, 2004
| Original Score: 3/4
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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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Nope, this picture doesn't bear thinking about, but, if you resist that nasty temptation, setting all your mental gauges at Dead Slow, the flow of the action will see you through.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
If ever a picture crackled, Crimson Tide fits the description.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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
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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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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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Entertainment Weekly
May 12, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: A-