Great Suspense - Great Characters
"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.
Although the storyline is played most of the time in the same claustrophobic
setting (a nuclear US submarine), there is not a single moment of boredom:
Situations change rapidly, and the action is immense.
"Crimson Tide" is also a film of great characters: 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 captain
is a raw, straight and simple type of officer, who has seen action in his
career, and inherently cannot have much trust his Harvard-educated XO. A
subtle racist feeling also seems to be present in his overall prejudice. The
XO on the other hand, is the reasonable, think-twice guy, who cannot accept
that decisions that will affect the whole mankind (a nuclear holocaust) can
be taken without double-checking first. The clash of the two is inevitable,
and both G.H. and D.W. are great in their respective roles.
Overall, the film deserves an 8/10..
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crimson tide to me being a former navy guy.has to be one of the best navy life movies as far as the interaction between the crew members.
crimson tide best war movie.
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this movie is very interesting and I recommend it .
I love this film for it's intensity,particularly the intense
relationship of the characters portrayed by Gene Hackman and Denzel
Washington.They are two men at odds in the worst of situations;the
possibility of war.It all involves an incomplete transmission.It could
mean war,it could mean nothing at all.What do you do?You could strike
your enemy before he strikes you,but would the strike be uncalled for?
It's the not knowing that creates the intensity.Hackman and Washington
are excellent actors,which goes without saying since they are both
Oscar winners,and they play off of each other extremely well in this
film. This fact alone makes it a must see,but the film's content is
equally as impressive..