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Crimson Tide

  • Rated R

action & adventure

A stellar cast including Academy Award(R) winner Denzel Washington (2001 Best Actor, TRAINING DAY), Gene Hackman (1971 Academy Award(R) Winner, Best Actor, THE FRENCH CONNECTION; ENEMY OF THE STATE), Viggo Mortensen (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy)

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: A riveting, high-testosterone nail-biter.

- Chuck O'Leary,, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: An uncommonly intelligent actioner...

- David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews, Wednesday, January 7, 2009


- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Audience Reviews

2 stars

Good cast and all round good film but Tony Scott's usual cheese creeps in a little too much

- SirPant, Tuesday, September 29, 2009

3 stars

Tension under sea with an interesting plot where you're not sure who's good or bad, right or wrong. Deals more with respect of the chain of command during extraordinary circumstances. Good cast, Washington vs. Hackman, good directing. Why do submarine movies always have something Red related in the title? Crimson Tide, Hunt for the Red October, K-19 The "Red" Widowmaker. Very Very interesting.

- Chiefilms, Monday, September 28, 2009

4 stars

Nuclear submarines make for a good thriller...

- RossCollinsUK, Friday, April 10, 2009