over 3 years
Tony Scott's best film; it's a brilliant premise, executed with fantastic actors.
over 4 years
Another great Tony Scott movie anchored by a challenging moral dilemma and real characters
over 4 years
Great performances by both Hackman and Washington
over 5 years
Keeps you on the edge of your seat. But the soundtrack is the best part of the movie!
over 6 years
Great film! Thrilling and with a fantastic soundtrack. Trust me, you need to watch this.
Crimson Tide is a 1995 submarine film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, and written by Michael Schiffer and Richard P. Henrick. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian Federation, in which ultranationalists threaten to launch nuclear missiles at the United States and Japan. It focuses on a clash of wills between the seasoned commanding officer (played by Gene Hackman) and the executive officer (played by Denzel Washington) of a nuclear missile submarine, arising from conflicting interpretations of an order to launch their missiles.
The film was scored by Hans Zimmer, who won a Grammy Award for the main theme, which makes heavy use of synthesizers in place of traditional orchestral instruments.
The film takes place during a period of instability in Russia. Units of the Russian military loyal to Radchenko, an ultranationalist, have taken control of a nuclear missile installation and are threatening nuclear war if either the...