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K-19: The Widowmaker Reviews

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½ February 20, 2017
Even though this submarine disaster film apparently takes liberties with the true events and it doesn't hit the high watermark of other submarine films this is still a solidly acted, extremely well filmed and well scored movie that also looks great and has some gripping moments.
½ January 13, 2017
It's good movie to watch
January 7, 2017
If you like dramas about submarines, you will love this one, with stand-up performances by Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson.
October 4, 2016
Good intensity and drama, however the Russian accents from nearly everyone were dreadful and downright embarrassing. We're seen plenty of submarine movies- this one brought nothing new to the table, although based on a true story. Rating: 6.5 / 10
September 27, 2016
Tense telling of the true story (albeit loosely) of what to do with a radioactive submarine. Ford commands, Neeson leads the mutiny.
½ August 23, 2016
Watched this on 23/8/16
Now if this were about a fucking American submarine saving both America and the fucking soviets from total anihilation, they would have given it a Best Picture Oscar. When they make certain changes to make a story more commercially acceptable, it gets flak for historiacal inaccuracy and when they make a completely accurate film they accuse it trying to take a history lesson. Well fuck them all.

Coming to the movie, it's engaging and almost gut-wrenching, especially those radiation scenes that anyone with some sort of emotional quotient and one who is not plagued by patriotism would be moved. bigelow's direction is spot on, the music is fantastic, especially the orchestra and all actors perform extremely well.
August 6, 2016
This was pretty good. Ford and Neeson were great. The danger of the radiation poison and it's effects made it exciting.
June 13, 2016
Action pic about Russian submarine is poorly acted, scripted and directed. It's a "Crimson Tide" ripoff.
April 25, 2016
A decent thriller once you get over the shock and horror of Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson's atrocious Russian accents.
February 20, 2016
K-19 is a passable movie, even with Harrison Fords laughably bad Russian accent.
January 18, 2016
Harrison Ford shines in this true story about the first of many disasters that befell the K-19, a submarine launched by the Soviet Union at the outset of John F. Kennedy's presidency.
December 7, 2015
Enjoyable, watchable - specially if (you like me) like both Neeson and Ford AND war/submarine movies. Too much deviation from the real life event though, could have been made just as thrilling while sticking to the facts instead.
September 12, 2015
I wasn't expecting much, but overall, K-19 is actually pretty good.
June 26, 2015
God not great thriller but I was hoping for more.
June 10, 2015
Even though playing a role of failing officer, Harrison Ford was still him. Only Ford - Neeson's combination is already worth watching again.
½ May 29, 2015
Convincing performances and tense direction make for a powerful film, despite its often clunky writing.
½ May 9, 2015
Your better off watching the discovery channel special as it is shorter and more accurate.
Super Reviewer
½ April 21, 2015
Kathryn Bigelow makes you care about everyone involved in a near-consistently boring situation, which is impressive, but doesn't stop the scenario from being oft-boring. As is almost always the situation with "based on true events" films, the events just aren't as exciting, and they don't end at the natural climax, because we are aware of what *actually* happened after, so we get the multiple cliche wrap-ups that almost always happen, and it just doesn't help the situation. But with what K-19 had to work from, it's most assuredly not a bad flick.
April 6, 2015
Bigelow produces a frequently tense submarinal drama buoyed by strong performances, and a strong sense of claustrophobia. However, dilution of historical background, excessive music and a sometimes too slow burn pace end up leaving the film not as powerful as it ought to be.
March 28, 2015
Not Harrison Ford's best at all

Edit: A intense, heavy drama that features great performances from Liam Neeson and Harrison Ford, playing against type
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