K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER
United States
dir. Kathryn Bigelow
world premiere 2002
U.S. release 2002
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A lemon of a lead turn from Harrison Ford cannot dampen Bigelow's gifts for taut, emotional storytelling about loners, comrades, and unusual thinkers trapped in exhausting, genre-structured scenarios. Sure we already know most of what can go wrong on in a sub, but the personal and political resonances still come through, as does the suspense. B