#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – When some Russian rebels take control of some ICBM’s, the Americans mobilize. Among the vessels sent is the nuclear sub, USS Alabama. But before they leave they need a new X.O. and among the choices is Commander Hunter, who hasn’t seen much action. But the ship’s Captain, Ramsey, OK’s him. While on the way, there was an incident and Hunter disagreed with how Ramsey handled it. It’s evident that Ramsey doesn’t think much of Hunter because Hunter was college educated while Ramsey worked his way up. They’re given orders to attack but when they were in the process of receiving another order, the ship’s communications were damaged, so the entire message was not received. Ramsey decides to continue with their previous order while Hunter wants to reestablish contact first. That’s when the two men butt heads that ends with Hunter relieving Ramsey. Later when some men die, some of the officers feel that Hunter is not up to the task so they team up to retake control. But Hunter has taken precautions.
Plot: On a US nuclear missile sub, a young first officer stages a mutiny to prevent his trigger happy captain from launching his missiles before confirming his orders to do so.
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Probably my favourite Tony Scott film, amidst stiff competition. The acting of both Hackman and Washington, plus the fine supporting cast, is top-drawer, and Scott keeps the suspense up, the film’s as tight as a drum. It’s rumoured that there were plenty of script doctors, including Quentin Tarantino, but that’s no crime–especially when it works. One of my favourite submarine films–it’s up there in my books with ‘Destination Tokyo’ (I haven’t seen my DVD of ‘Das Boot’ yet). It’s a great shame that Scott decided to take his life a few years back. He was a much better director than I used to give him credit for. I guess it’s true that we don’t realize just how good people are until they’re gone. This film’s essential for war film enthusiasts or those who enjoy suspense films or thrillers: It wouldn’t be out of place in the oeuvres of, say, Sir Alfred Hitchcock or David Fincher, and would make a great double-bill with ‘Lifeboat’ or ‘They Were Expendable’.
A mutiny thriller that delivers the goods wholesale.
Russian rebels have seized one of their government’s nuclear missile bases and are threatening to attack the U.S.A. A patrolling US nuclear submarine is ordered to fire, but almost straight afterwards an incomplete counter order brings uncertainty. The submarine Captain and the Executive Officer come into conflict as to which order to follow, and thus the subs crew are torn as to which officer is right or wrong.
Directed by Tony Scott, one could be forgiven for thinking that Crimson Tide would be an outlandish ball of explosions and slaughter, thankfully it isn’t, as Scott gives us one of the best underwater thrillers going. Scintilating characters are cloaked in dynamic claustrophobia, and this coupled with the ever increasing unbearable tension, makes this a must see for fans of films that are scary because of what might happen, and not because of what many blockbuster film makers actually show you.
This is not a standard good vs evil plot piece, or even a good vs insane cretin film, this pitches old school stickler for the rules Captain Ramsey against the deep thinking common sense purveyor Lt Commander Ron Hunter. Ramsey believes that the completed order, which is basically to blast the Russians before they blast us type thing, should be followed, Hunter on the other hand feels that the second incomplete order must be clarified before any action is taken, because after all this could be nuclear war! The film then twists and turns as the sub is divided into two factions, mutiny is rife, but what will the outcome be? Can the radio be fixed to complete the order? Will it be too late? All these questions are tensely drawn out by Scott to get the maximum impact from what is an admittedly standard global crisis in waiting story.
No shortage of machismo here either, brutishly brilliant is how I find Gene Hackman in this, his Captain Ramsey is the quintessential leader of men. Then there is Denzel Washington as Ron Hunter, eloquently spoken and a voice of reason, his ruggedness coming to the fore as the submarine starts to implode. There are few better sights in 90s cinema than watching Hackman & Washington go at each other the way they do here, starting off as just a fractious relationship, it then explodes into a war of belief and wills. It’s through these pair that the film’s neutral stance shines bright, what would we do in similar circumstances? Who would we follow? Both men ethically right, yet both men accountable for probable disaster.
This is a wonderful picture, a lesson in tough tension building that is perfectly wrung out by a rousing Han Zimmer score, with the only weak point being a multi written script that tries to fuse pop culture references with technical lingo, something which doesn’t quite sit right. However, even that can’t hurt the excellently unfolding sequence of events that closes quite brilliantly with a written piece that all of us should take note of. 9/10
Jon Monsarrat review: intelligent and thrilling
Although billed as a film about a deep issue (how much control submarine commanders should have over their nuclear weapons), Crimson Tide is really a straight action flick in my opinion. However, it is intelligent and definitely a cut above the action/thriller stereotype.
Superbly acted by the best — never fail actors Denzel Washington and Gene Hackman — they keep the tension at an eerily high peak throughout the film.
Who should see this film:
— action movie buffs
— borderline action lovers who won’t build false expectations that there’s a lot of deep issues and drama going on here
— Arty types who are refined enough to appreciate the acting, sets, and dialogue even if they don’t normally like action films
Suspense plays a large role in the film, so once you’ve seen it you know what’s coming and may not wish to see it again someday. Only this limits it to getting a 7 out of 10 in my book.
Both too fast and too slow, saved mostly by great acting
There is a lot of ritual in the American military movies from the 90’s. More than usual, that is. Crimson Tide is the story of a nuclear crisis when a crippled US submarine receives orders to fire nuclear missiles, then another partial message just before communications fail. The hardass captain (Hackman, of course) is countered in his desire to obey the launch order by the intellectual XO, played by Denzel Washington. And you have ritual in this as well: the speech before submarine launch, the wooden drills that have to happen “just so” with specific phrases and actions to reassure people they are doing the right thing. It’s akin to religion and, by the very nature of the film, it makes you understand it was designed as such, transforming people into unthinking and uncaring machines.
In truth, there isn’t much to this movie in terms of story. The nuclear scenario is not really believable while the individual ideas in the film are simple and few. What makes the whole thing stand out is the great cast and their performance. There is some food for thought, though, because as far as the plot went, they really did receive a nuclear launch order when in all appearance, there was no need for one. That they recanted afterwards is of no relevance and perhaps a movie about that side of the story would be very interesting. Also, the ending shows that, as closed societies and fraternities often do, when a failure in their process or beliefs is found, it is quickly hidden under empty words and dirty bribes. Because even if they try to show the integrity of Hackman’s character, the ending of the movie was just that: a bribe for a cover-up.
As a conclusion, it is a classic film already, something that is worth watching for the sake of remembering the names of the actors in social situations alone, as James Gandolfini’s character proves at the beginning of the film, and it also makes one think, if one is willing. What I found chilling is the joyful exuberance of the submarine troops when destroying the Russian one or the fanatic desire for some to follow the launch order. As Sting said, Russians love their children, too. So often in such movies, this element is completely ignored. That is what starts wars.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min), 2 hr 3 min (123 min) (extended) (USA)
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Director Tony Scott
Writer Michael Schiffer, Richard P. Henrick
Actors Gene Hackman, Denzel Washington, Matt Craven
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 3 Oscars. 5 wins & 9 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Moviecam Compact, Panavision E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold II, Panavision E-Series Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision E-Series Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length 3,173 m (Sweden), 3,267 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 500T 5298)
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Eastman)