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Crimson Tide (1995) – A Hall of Fame Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Crimson Tide is probably the most Ridley Scott a film that Tony Scott ever directed.  The difference is that, unlike Ridley’s later films, Scott kept getting better and better. Crimson Tide is a perfect example of that evolution- a tense, claustrophobic and superbly acted thriller that keeps you on the edge your seat across its sub two hour run time and ends not at all like you think it will.  Scott’s love of Denzel Washington was evident and would see them pair together across numerous other films but its his central chemistry with Hackman (reminding you very much of Cruise & Nicholson in a Few Good Men) that really takes this to the next level.  Welcome to the Hall Of Fame…

Best Bit: The chemistry

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy

If You Liked this Try: Man On Fire, The Last Boy Scout, True Romance, A Few Good Men 


9 out of 10 stars




Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...