Crimson Tide (1995)

Crimson Tide (1995)
  • Time: 116 min
  • Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller
  • Director: Tony Scott
  • Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Viggo Mortensen


Instability in Russia results in the deployment of the the nuclear submarine “Alabama”. Russian rebels have taken over a nuclear missile site and are refueling them for a possible strike against the USA. Tensions run high undersea, when the launch message is received, followed by an incomplete followup. Could the followup message have been to cancel the earlier orders?

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  • “Crimson Tide” is one of those movies that do not let you relax for a single second. The suspense of the film is great, and the plot develops fast. It is also a film of great characters. I generally find submarine movies pretty dull and usually avoid watching them, but with this cast i figured it would be pretty good, and it was. The collision between the captain (Gene Hackman) and the XO (Denzel Washington) is portrayed and played artfully, as it develops gradually throughout the film. The build up of tension between the two characters as they disagree about how to act in the face of a nuclear threat from Russia is tremendous. Also, the soundtrack from Hans Zimmer was as usual perfect. The result is a very dramatic, high tension movie, that is compelling to watch!

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