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Crimson Tide (Bilingual)

Denzel Washington , Gene Hackman , Tony Scott    R (Restricted)   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)
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You can almost hear the studio pitch meeting echoing throughout Crimson Tide like the sonar on the soundtrack: "It's The Cain Mutiny on a nuclear submarine!" When radio communications problems aboard the USS Alabama prevent the sub from receiving its orders clearly during a tense confrontation with Russian warships, Navy officer Denzel Washington faces a huge ethical dilemma: countermand the orders of legendary Captain Ramsey (Gene Hackman) to fire nuclear missiles, or follow his command and risk launching an unprovoked nuclear war. It's really an actors' picture, and the fun is in the fireworks between Washington and Hackman, each of whose characters articulates solid reasoning behind his decision. There are no easy villains, and there's no easy way to tell right from wrong--that's what makes the nuclear stakes so terrifying. Director Tony Scott (who directed Quentin Tarantino's True Romance script) called in Tarantino to punch up the dialogue, which is why, for example, the sailors talk about Silver Surfer comic books. The digital video disc is in anamorphic widescreen; the sonorous underwater rumblings on the Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack will provide you with a good opportunity to show off your system's bass response. --Jim Emerson

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This movie has a great cast and good plot. Is well done and am glad to see it again. Thanks again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Classic movie Jan. 17 2014
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Great movie! Unfortunately no extras on the Blu ray but it was so good to watch this classic in hd.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Unusual to happen May 26 2013
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If what took place may take place during a war , then it's not an easy situation and not applicable at all , situation is so serious in such events and high rank command should be more professional
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4.0 out of 5 stars I Liked It but the Navy Did Not Dec 28 2002
Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman are two of my favorite actors and also two of the finest players acting and creating films today. Mr. Washington is making his directing debut with, "Antwone Fisher", and there is Oscar talk all around the film. It should make it to most markets within about one week of my writing this. Mr. Washington also joined a group that is far, far too small, when as a black/African American (I do not know which he prefers) he took home the Oscar for Best Actor one year ago for, "Training Day".
Mr. Washington said no to this film until they told him Gene Hackman would be playing the captain. In the piece I saw, he said he only needed to know this fact, for the opportunity to work with a man who is already a legend in film, whether he makes another film or not, was all the inducement he needed. It's nice to know a paycheck is not all that drives some performers.
The film is outstanding as an action film, but I found it easy to understand why the US Navy would not participate. The scenes of diving subs were stock footage, there were not performed by the Navy for this film. The film is so good because of the primary actors already mentioned a script that was worked on by Quentin Tarantino, like the Star Trek banter, and The Silver Surfer debate, and also for a variety of faces that have become much better known since this film was made.
The variations of mutinies that played out against other famous actors on the sea as opposed to below it will come to mind, Anthony Hopkins in the days of sail, and Humphrey Bogart on WWII vintage ships. The stakes this time are much higher and the directions the mutinies take are far more troublesome.
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By falcon
i really liked this movie.i'm not really fond of Tony Scott's directing style.at least his last few films.but Scott is fairly restrained for this 1995 film.the film is basically set during a time when political tension is high and the threat of World war Three is imminent.the bulk of the story centres on a U.S sub which has been called into duty to possibly deal with the threat.the captain of the sub(Gene Hackman) and his second in command(Denzel Washington)butt heads about how to respond to the threat.it comes down to a war of wills between the two,with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.there is more two this story detailing the reason they are at odds,but i won't give that away.lets just say,that this movie is a potboiler of tension and and when you have two actors as charismatic as the two leads,you can't help but be riveted.complicating matters of course,is that the men on the ship choose sides.for sheer intensity,it's hard to beat this movie.if you liked The Hunt For Red October and U571,you will probably enjoy this movie and vice versa.i'd recommend it highly for fans of the genre.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hackman & Washington Chew Up the Screen May 18 2004
By J
Superior performances by Denzel and Gene. Good supporting performances by Tony Soprano and Gandalf. Great tension. Perfect Tarantino dialogue. Lots of nice realistic touches. Aren't that many good sub movies out there. Only a handful come to mind. Definately worth repeated viewing.
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2.0 out of 5 stars isn't fit to scrape barnacles off "Das Boot" July 6 2004
I didn't think it was possible for there to exist a badly-made submarine movie, but I watched this and realized I was wrong. If you know anything about submarines, you'll not like this film very much. Examples? Ok, how about this: The boat (sub's are referred to as "boats" not "ships") is crippled by a torpedo explosion, and the Chief of the Boat announces to the XO (Denzel Washington),"forward ballast tanks damaged. we've lost forward air". The next moment, the boat's main propulsion plant is lost, and the sub is shown heading downward into the depths. Do they move the bow planes / fairwater planes or stern planes to use forward momentum to help the boat rise? NO. Do they blow after ballast (the after ballast tanks are presumably still operational)? NO. What do they do? They just ALL STAND THERE staring at the depth gauge, awaiting their arrival at "crush depth", the depth at which the surrounding pressure of the sea will be more than the pressure hull can withstand and the sub will implode and kill them all. But what saves them? Ah, someone in the Engine Room apparently flicks a switch to start the turbines again! "well, whaddya know, I've started the plant again!" Look, if you suffer an engineering casualty that causes the plant to be lost, chances are you're not going to be able to repair the cause in 5 minutes. Add to this the flimsy character development, the "musical chairs" Caine Mutiny - meets - Keystone Kops command changes, the contrived 'drama' - it's just not believable, folks.
So what to do? I recommend you rent, buy, or borrow "Das Boot" (or its very-well-dubbed version "The Boat"), come home and watch it. Immerse yourself in a real submarine drama. And deep-six this artificial-reef of a movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's just a movie (entertainment!!)
I have watched this movie about ten times over the last five years. Here we are in 2006 and I decided to see the reviews on this movie for the first time. Read more
Published on Nov. 14 2006 by D. Hart
5.0 out of 5 stars BATTLESTATIONS!
This movie starts off with the plot of a possible World War III against Russia. From going deep into enemy territory to a power struggle between the Captain (Gene Hackman) and the... Read more
Published on March 13 2006 by Peter Vrzovski
1.0 out of 5 stars Hoovers the greasy tool!
This movie sucks. It's a disservice to the men of the US Submarine Service. Let's look at what's wrong with this movie. Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars A JOKE
I am an American Submariner. The Boat I was on at the time this "movie" premiered in Canada was invited to partake in the first showing. Read more
Published on July 11 2004
This movie is an average action movie that rips of "The Hunt for Red October" down to the cover art style. Read more
Published on April 17 2004 by Terry Silver
1.0 out of 5 stars Another Hollywood war movie - ho hum
It starts with rain pouring down all wrong - very dramatic but wrong. (Too much rain in front of camera, not enough three feet back; falling at wrong angle; obvious to anyone from... Read more
Published on March 26 2004 by Rauha
5.0 out of 5 stars This movie is god, I love it, cannot be said enough!!!
This movie is unbelievable, the suspense is so thick that it can be cut with a chainsaw. Denzel Washington versus Gene Hackman the chemistry is mesmerising!!! Read more
Published on Feb. 29 2004 by Pha-Q
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