The Command (Kursk) Reviews

July 25, 2020
A conventional survival drama. [Full review in Spanish]
October 1, 2019
I was much less compelled by this film. I really was.
September 23, 2019
These recreations often times serve to shed light on ways to react and to proceed in the face of a catastrophe. And in this respect, The Command falls short. [Full Review in Spanish]
September 19, 2019
It resulted in a warm film proposal that could have been more dramatic and visually striking. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 12, 2019
As a film, Kursk could have wound up much worse, though it has uneven visual effects and goes in for some frankly puzzling decisions, such as a bizarre switch-up in aspect ratios when the sub gets underway.
July 10, 2019
Thomas Vinterberg reconstructs the K-141 Kursk submarine disaster but throws in a few too many gimmicks.
June 22, 2019
Too often, instead of eliciting the intended sadness or outrage to raise the stakes, it lacks an emotional anchor.
June 21, 2019
Submarine thriller The Command takes cinematic aim at Russian arrogance with a rather banal retelling of a tragic story.
June 18, 2019
Ultimately, though, the film founders simply because it's dangerously low on dramatic fuel.
May 23, 2019
Retitled as "The Command," "Kursk" is still a sub disaster thriller that never quite measures up in pathos, suspense or history to stand with the greats of the genre.
December 16, 2018
Moments of suspense are abound here, but not abundant.
September 20, 2018
Does put a more realist slant on proceedings. But the clunky dialogue, clichéd relationships and characterisation of every character undermine all these efforts.
September 14, 2018
...Kursk never reaches its full potential.
September 13, 2018
"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...
September 9, 2018
No catharsis ever arrives and the movie totally whiffs the crucial element of suspense that drives the movie.
September 7, 2018
Stoic endurance doesn't always make for excitement, and cramped interiors tend to constrain chances for great visuals. After the first hour, the film begins to take on water, too.