Crimson Tide
Crimson Tide (1995)

Two leaders with different philosophies about battle and leadership wage war with each other in this tense military thriller. Capt. Frank Ramsey (Gene Hackman) is the commanding officer of a nuclear submarine, the U.S.S. Alabama. Ramsey is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 12, 1995
DVD Release Date: February 3, 1998
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Boasting taut, high energy thrills and some cracking dialogue courtesy of an uncredited Quentin Tarantino, Crimson Tide finds director Tony Scott near the top of his action game.

Variety Staff

This is a boy's movie all the way.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Crimson Tide has everything you could want from an action thriller and a few other things you usually can't hope to expect.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

As good a thriller as 1995 produced, keeping things as simple and direct as possible.

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Time Out

The screenplay may be credited to Michael Schiffer, but the punchy dialogue has Quentin Tarantino written all over it. The cast has a ball.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Nope, this picture doesn't bear thinking about, but, if you resist that nasty temptation, setting all your mental gauges at Dead Slow, the flow of the action will see you through.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

War Games in the water; older teens and up.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Isn't there something awfully satisfying about the throbbing missiles and cathartic explosions that constitute this film's main excitement? Maybe so, but nothing else here delivers a comparable thrill.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

If ever a picture crackled, Crimson Tide fits the description.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

Tony Scott is a deft hand with these Bruckheimer/Simpson productions and provides the perfect vision for their big budget fodder.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Where would we all be without the good US of A to save the world at the drop of a hat huh. This time its the proud US Navy that gets to show us their stuff and… More
Alex roy
Crimson Tide is one of the best submarine films that I have seen. Along with The Hunt For Red October, Crimson Tide is one of the most solid sub films. There… More
Ken Stachnik
Totally entertaining naval suspense film with great cinematography and fantastic performances.
♥Robyn M♥
good action thriller!!!!
Adam Kelly
Enjoyable somewhat, "Crimson Tide" is a classic men's film combined with a beer and shouting at the screen, but it sometimes fails at times as I… More
Lenny Muggsy
Tension under sea with an interesting plot where you're not sure who's good or bad, right or wrong. Deals more with respect of the chain of command… More