The Command (Kursk) Reviews

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August 6, 2020
The Command is a taut, tension-filled movie, with all actors giving committed performances.
December 2, 2019
A solid, serviceable action-drama, even if it plays somewhat fast and loose with the truth.
September 23, 2019
Having told the truth would have given greater relevance to what is simply an elusive entertainment product. [Full review in Spanish]
September 16, 2019
The tragedy of what took place underwater is what resonates here, as well as the repugnant behavior of those who refused to help. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 18, 2019
It's all perfectly watchable but hampered by cliche and a feeling of a filmmaking team treading so carefully they struggle to leave a mark.
July 15, 2019
As for Firth, he's perfectly good but, through no fault of his own, comes close to unbalancing the story. Sometimes a lesser star is more.
July 15, 2019
Sharply well-made, the film has several riveting set-pieces that liven up a lacklustre narrative and the somewhat distracting Euro-pudding production.
July 14, 2019
This is a survival tale where we already know they don't survive; it's thoughtful, grim, and, considering we know the outcome, impressively tense.
July 13, 2019
[T]his is a punchy and poignant piece of film-making from Vinterberg.
July 12, 2019
A little ploddingly at times, this film tells a terrible true story, that of the Russian submarine Kursk which, nearly 20 years ago, sank in the Barents Sea, killing 118 men.
July 9, 2019
Part disaster movie, part political thriller.
July 5, 2019
Thomas Vinterberg, usually so good at stripping his characters down to their barest states, doesn't feel like a good fit for the material.
July 3, 2019
Kursk brings attention to a tragedy that gained minimal coverage in a powerful burst of courage. A film with gripping scenes of camaraderie and vital attention to the truth grants the audience a moment to reflect.
June 23, 2019
Serves as a pertinent reminder of the dangers of a government embroiled in bullshit, misguidedly confident in its own presumed greatness.
June 22, 2019
What saves this movie is the intrigue of the story. Even with its flaws, it's a compelling tale.
Top Critic
June 21, 2019
Even when it occasionally falters, it is polished, heartbreaking, and worthy of attention.
June 21, 2019
Fact-based sub disaster drama stirs outrage; peril, cursing.
June 20, 2019
Mostly though, this is a solidly gripping and at times heartbreaking study of ordinary guys, out on the water trying to support their families, while knowing deep down... that any given voyage is likely to be their last.
June 20, 2019
A measured understanding of sacrifice and helplessness, braiding multiple perspectives into a riveting picture.
June 20, 2019
The fine cast keeps us engaged, even if the film sometimes loses the narrative thread.
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