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K-19: The Widowmaker Reviews

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Jason Best
September 26, 2002
The movie's true hero -- or heroine -- is Bigelow, who once again proves herself one of the very best action directors around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2002
Not the greatest sub movie but a very good one
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Howe
September 11, 2002
If you can ignore the first hour you'll be privy to a gut-wrenching and thought-provoking experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luis Martinez
September 2, 2002
Harrison Ford logra una actuación magnífica (una de las mejores de su carrera).
| Original Score: 8/10
D.K. Holm
September 1, 2002
Except for the peculiar setting, this is a routine drill.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 22, 2002
Bigelow creates a sombre, claustrophobic atmosphere that doesn't let the suspense play as gleeful escapism...[it] actually confronts death seriously.
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August 15, 2002
Seriously, I had sweaty palms almost the whole film.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/5
Ben Kenigsberg
East Hampton Independent
August 8, 2002
[Bigelow] unwisely does her most frantic directing during the early drill scenes, only to slow the movie down during the reactor clean-up sequences.
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Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
August 7, 2002
Aside from being a nearly flawless submarine thriller, Kathryn Bigelow's K-19: The Widowmaker is an extraordinarily courageous movie
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 5, 2002
K-19 can't match [Kathryn Bigelow's] best work, but since it's her first film in nearly seven years, I'm not inclined to be picky.
Full Review | Original Score: B?
Kim Linekin
August 3, 2002
Ford's Russian accent is so slight and intermittent it sounds more like he has a tickle in his throat, while Neeson's Irish brogue gives his speech a split personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 31, 2002
I admired the movie to a degree, but I couldn't escape the feeling that K-19 should have been more than it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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+
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
July 28, 2002
Bigelow, the only female action thriller director around is one tough chick with a camera, proving she can run a tight ship even if she is the only woman on board.
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Paul Clinton (Boxoffice)
Boxoffice Magazine
July 28, 2002
Bigelow handles the nuclear crisis sequences evenly but milks drama when she should be building suspense, and drags out too many scenes toward the end that should move quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
July 28, 2002
uses fluid tracking shots and intense close-ups to register the details of the life-and-death scenario and to keep the tension ratcheted up tight
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
July 26, 2002
K 19 stays afloat as decent drama/action flick
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
July 26, 2002
One of the greater all-around flicks of the year...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
July 26, 2002
Lovers of overblown thrillers might very well be disappointed by the deliberate pace and restrained style, but the result is a serious, substantial and satisfying film.
| Original Score: 73/100
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
July 26, 2002
This is Ford slumming in conventional trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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