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When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
"I hope I'm on another boat when your luck runs out." ~ Captain Mikhail Polenin
Put action stars Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson together as the executive officers of the first Russian atomic submarine and you can expect to see some fireworks. That must be exactly what director Kathryn Bigelow had in mind when she undertook this depiction of the K-19's nearly disastrous nuclear accident in 1961.
The sub's maiden mission assigned to Captain Alexei Vostrikov (Ford) is a shake-down cruise to the icy waters of the North Atlantic, where a test missile is to be launched. With Capt. Mikhail Polenin (Neeson) as #2 in command, the vessel completes its assignment and is ordered to take a position off the…
When I think of great submariner movies I think of the likes of The Boat or Crimson Tide, or even The Hunt For Red October. K-19: The Widowmaker would be pretty far down the pecking order despite the star pulling power of both Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson.
Kathryn Bigelow won an Oscar for a reason, she's a great director, but even she can't stop this film from floating to the surface like a turd. I'd seen this before and not noticed how bad the accents were, how bad the script was, or simply how dull the actual story was, but today when I watched it they all seemed to stick out like a sore thumb. Ford especially is dreadful…
Kathryn Bigelow's films have never really made the box office tills ring loudly. From the excellent Strange Days to her Oscar winner The Hurt Locker,she's never hit that commercial peak. What she does do however is make interesting,intelligent films that rightly show just how good a director she really is.
K-19 The Widowmaker is a fictionalised account of a Soviet nuclear submarine that suffered major incidents on it's maiden voyage. Historically iffy,this copped flack from almost all corners especially veteran crew members that served on the boat. Starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson this is a tense and gripping thriller that does engage and has some fine, edgy performances by it's main protagonists. Submariner movies have a chequered history. German…
If you see a guy wandering the streets of Brooklyn randomly shouting things like "SURFACE THE BOAT!" in a terrible Russian accent, it's not Harrison Ford, it's me -- I just watched K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER.
I guess it might *also* be Harrison Ford; not sure if he's in Brooklyn this weekend. But I'm out here too.
What a surprise. Maybe it's the good old low expectations but this was just damn solid. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised. Bigelow is after all a great director.
My biggest complaint is easily that they insist on speaking english with sometimes present unconvincing accents, and the last ten minutes could have easily been cut. Other than that, this was great.
The main repairing scene fucked me over. I was not prepared to get hit by a hammer in the stomach. Heavy stuff. Fantastic scene.
I thought this film was about people making windows!!!!!!! not indiana jones pretending to be irish!!!!!!!
What happens when the soviet state rushes a nuclear sub into service and cuts corners? K19 happens. What can be said about this movie that hasn't already been said. A great cast in Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson and many other notables. An amazing true story that makes you shake your head at every turn. Shades of Crimson Tide and The Hunt for Red October mixed into this story make it a great watch. If you haven't seen it yet, do so.
Even if you can get passed the bad acting and the atrocious Russian accents, all you're left with is a really boring and monotonous movie.
Between Kathryn Bigelow and Mimi Leder I think we may have conclusive proof that women too can direct boring masculine/male-centric generic Hollywood "thrillers."
Found another ticket: Seeing how I don't even remember this film at all I can't give it too many stars.... gonna have to read the summary to even remember the plot....
Sehr solide Spannung in den tiefen des Meeres und des kalten Krieges, die Laufe des Films immer weiter zunimmt. Ford & Neeson tragen den Film mit ihren guten Leistungen, aber auch die Nebendarsteller wirken allesamt authentisch. Das Leben und die Enge in einem U-Boot kommen ebenfalls gut rüber.
I love Ford. Solid movie.
Often tense and suspenseful, was glad I finally saw this one.
One of the perfect ways to spend 2 hours and 18 minutes by watching a movie like this one... The storyline was loyal to its genre... consisting of all the elements and emotions depicted in a war or a military based movie... with lot of unique elements of its own.
Even the champagne bottle won't break. A cursed vessel, a crew that screws up every drill and two rigid captains who don't see eye to eye on how to run the sub. It takes about five minutes to figure out what their stand will be and from that point on it means bickering. Lots of bickering. With an accent and a stiff posture. I just can't take Neeson and Ford seriously playing these stereotype Russians. It actually becomes laughable when they exchange angry looks.
Any form of tension and claustrophobia goes right out the window when the orchestra starts playing their loud, bombastic tunes. If things weren't schmaltzy enough, Bigelow decides to add an epilogue that makes it even more…
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