Crimson Tide
First screened in July 2015
Director: Tony Scott. Cast: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Viggo Mortensen, George Dzundza, Matt Craven, James Gandolfini, Rocky Carroll, Danny Nucci, Lillo Brancato, Jaime Gomez, Rick Schroder, Steve Zahn, Scott Burkholder, Michael Milhoan, Eric Bruskotter, Marcello Thedford, Billy Devlin, Jacob Vargas, Kai Lennos, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Daniel Von Bargen, Jason Robards. Screenplay: Michael Schiffer (based on a screen story by Michael Schiffer and Richard P. Henrick).

Twitter Capsule: Either a well-made stupid movie or a slightly fluffed good one, depending on the scene. Washington, Hackman well cast.

VOR:   Slightly exaggerated reputation for craftsmanship but still an example of summer action cinema with brains in its head and quality on its mind. In the Die Hard neighborhood.

Photo © 1995 Hollywood Pictures/Buena Vista Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Film Editing: Chris Lebenzon
Best Sound: Kevin O'Connell, Rick Kline, Gregory H. Watkins, and William B. Kaplan
Best Sound Effects: George Watters II

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