The Command (Kursk) Reviews

October 1, 2019
I was much less compelled by this film. I really was.
July 13, 2019
[T]his is a punchy and poignant piece of film-making from Vinterberg.
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.
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.
Top Critic
June 21, 2019
Even when it occasionally falters, it is polished, heartbreaking, and worthy of attention.
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
The fine cast keeps us engaged, even if the film sometimes loses the narrative thread.
June 18, 2019
Ultimately, though, the film founders simply because it's dangerously low on dramatic fuel.
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 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 7, 2018
It's a heartbreaking, troubling film about men whose lives were cruelly deprioritised and whose families remain ever altered as a result.
September 7, 2018
A competent, by-the-numbers action melodrama...