Crimson Tide Reviews
First half of the movie concentrated on mental conflict with the Captain and XO.
Then an incomplete message comes in. Cut off from all contact a nuclear decision is between the Captain and XO. Well done actually.
I personally believe this is quite possibly Simpson's and Bruckheimer's most intriguing and intense movie that all movie lovers should enjoy.
Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington both embody their characters extremely well - Washington as an analytical academic officer, and Hackman as an old-school shoot-first officer, both working to avert nuclear war between Russia and the United States of America.
The film is also helped along by some snappy action sequences, some suspenseful confrontations among the crew, and supporting roles from the likes of Viggo Mortensen and James Gandolfini.
A good film.