Kursk

2018

Kursk

Critics Consensus

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71%

TOMATOMETER

Reviews Counted: 21

75%
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User Ratings: 112

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Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

AUDIENCE SCORE

75%
Average Rating: 4/5

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A biopic about the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster.

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Critic Reviews for Kursk

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (3)

"Kursk" occasionally lands an emotive blow but only in its more fictionalized stretches, while it pulls its punches with the thorniest and most provocative elements of the real story...

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

It's a heartbreaking, troubling film about men whose lives were cruelly deprioritised and whose families remain ever altered as a result.

Sep 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Guardian
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A competent, by-the-numbers action melodrama...

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

A sober and balanced film with potent claustrophobic tension. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Thomas Vinterberg adapts one of the more controversial accounts of the tragedy, but strikes an even keel between humanising the doomed seamen and demonising the high command who left them to die.

Feb 20, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Kursk is a captivating and heartbreaking look at how a government let its people down.

Dec 16, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kursk

½

The film does a fine job in developing its characters (and the relationship between them) and creating a strong feel of claustrophobia (especially with a tense long take that makes us hold our breath), but it also loses focus in its second half with unnecessary melodrama and not a real payoff.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

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