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Crimson Tide

  R HD Closed Captioning

Tony Scott

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Plot Summary

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), and James Gandolfini (TV's THE SOPRANOS) resurfaces in this intense hit thriller. In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives unconfirmed orders to launch its nuclear missiles -- signaling the start of World War III! The tension escalates as the sub's respected commander (Hackman) and his brilliant executive officer (Washington) clash over the validity of their orders ... battling each other for control of the sub!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 47
  • Fresh: 41
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Crimson Tide is pop-action naval gazing at its finest. – Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: This is a boy's movie all the way. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: If ever a picture crackled, Crimson Tide fits the description. – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times, Jan 28, 2006

Fresh: Crimson Tide has everything you could want from an action thriller and a few other things you usually can't hope to expect. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct 18, 2008

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Customer Reviews

Unbelievable film, intensity, and acting.

This pairing of Hackman and Denzel is second to none, and quite frankly, I wish these 'duos' were more prevalent in the industry today. It's that powerful. Whether or not you buy it through iTunes, this is a must-see filim that, in my view, is totally underrated and publicized. 2 thumbs piercing Heaven!

Crimson Tide

Great film! Exciting movie with a plausible theme. So real it's scary....

Awesome Movie

One of the best, edge of your seat thrillers I have ever seen...