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K-19: The Widowmaker Reviews

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September 15, 2002
Not the greatest sub movie but a very good one
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
September 2, 2002
Harrison Ford logra una actuación magnífica (una de las mejores de su carrera).
| Original Score: 8/10
September 1, 2002
Except for the peculiar setting, this is a routine drill.
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
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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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-
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?
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
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
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+
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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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
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
July 26, 2002
K 19 stays afloat as decent drama/action flick
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
July 26, 2002
One of the greater all-around flicks of the year...
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
July 26, 2002
This is Ford slumming in conventional trash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 25, 2002
Bigelow's crackling camerawork and belief in the story's drama makes this far more interesting and rewarding than your standard submarine action movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
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