A gripping tale of WWII naval warfare in the Baltics, starring John Mills as Lt. Freddie Taylor, a British submarine Captain. The crew of the Sea Tiger are summoned from leave on shore with their families, and sent on a secret mission to intercept the Nazi battleship Brandenburg. In the ensuing battle the British submarine is damaged by a German destroyer. The submarine is leaking fuel so badly that the crew won't be able to make it back to Britain before running out somewhere along the Danish coast. When it seems that their only option may be to blow up the submarine and try to escape to Denmark, seaman James Hobson (Eric Portman) hatches a plan...Working from a well constructed script, Anthony Asquith adds a strong sense of dramatic tension to the interactions between the men in the dangerous, claustraphobic atmosphere of the cramped submarine. Mills and Portman also give good, realistic portrayals of men at war in this tense story.
Nilufer R (ca) wrote: This actually was one of the best zombie type of movies I've ever seen. It starts like even more interesting. I enjoyed most parts and I was okay with the cast too. Could've been better though.
Marcus H (ag) wrote: Vs does a lot with a very modest budget. The acting is decent and the characters are interesting. The story has lots of holes in it and a lot of unanswered questions, but the movie does a good job of distracting you if you allow it to draw you in. I'd be really curious to see what Jason Trost could do with this concept with a decent budget.
Paul K (gb) wrote: Two and a half hours long, we were given this by ian B. Described as "a period costume horror martial-arts werewolf movie" on IMDB it has some wacky Special Effects and was surprisingly less boring than one might imagine. The martial arts fight choreography was pretty good: why is it when a group of baddies surround a goodie they tend to attack one at a time instead of rushing him? I did see one of our heroes throw three attackers at once, mind. Based on a historical report it's largely fantasy and with a plot that twists over and over and has inconsistencies and incoherencies. Well made but not to be taken seriously.
Veronika F (de) wrote: bon films, j'aurais bien aim (C) plus de d (C)tails sur la mort de J (C)sus. vk
Krishna D (nl) wrote: A beautiful movie, I'm glad that a new Hercules movie was made and a better one at that. Although the Hercules tv series will always be the best. We get to see the tragedy of Hercule's past and his relationship with the golden deer woman.
Rob B (kr) wrote: this film has it's moments, but they get old very fast. i did like seeing liev schreiber in drag dancing with steve martin. that made me chuckle. the rest was annoying.
Jason D (gb) wrote: I remember getting a kick out of True Identity when I was at a very young age. True Identity is about a black man on the run from the mob who decides to go incognito by disguising himself as a white man, what follows are a bunch of wacky shenanigans that aren't really funny anymore. Basically, this is an old time White Chicks but even sillier and harder to watch at times. J.T. Walsh and Frank Langella added a lot of fun to this film, but I'm sure they don't want many people remembering them for this film. Silly stuff.
J M (ru) wrote: Good for a lazy Sunday perhaps.
Millo T (ca) wrote: I expected a lot from a combination of a Graham Greenes story and Fritz Langs direction. And at the beginning, it seems magnificient, with the extraordinary atmosphere from the German director, and the curtains of mistery that appear after each step, away from a very good work with scenography and cinematography. However, the film looses that great impact as time goes by, and becomes a more much conventional spies story. As a Flixter pal said, it had all the ingredients to be the best film noir story ever, but it was only close. A new revision of this story, increasing the film noir tone, getting deeper in the psychological aspects of the characters, increasing the number of twists and overcoming the war stereotypes, will be necessary to make a perfect story from this classic, which, anyway, is deserved to be seen.
Eric B (nl) wrote: This 38-minute short isn't much as a story -- just a sketchy melodrama about two pretty sisters whose lives go astray after a pale, thin creep seduces them both. But never mind the plot -- this is another of those innovative Russian silents where the virtuoso, rapid-fire editing is enough of a lure on its own. There are no title cards, but you won't miss them. What I did miss was an effective score -- the version I saw had a contemporary, avant-jazz soundtrack that clashed with the images more than complementing them.
Bradley K (us) wrote: I feel conflicted about this. On one hand, Walter Hill has created a visually rich and musically engaging old-school(though not at the time) action flick. Nolte and Murphy gave incredible chemistry and SF is treated as third star. However, it is extremely hard to get over how incredibly racist, sexist and just plain offensive the ideas are in this film. It is certainly a product of it's time, and that in itself is fascinating, but it has certainly not aged well. What was once risqu (C) now comes off as being simply mean-spirited.
Chris W (us) wrote: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit had all the ingredients for a great thriller but somehow the recipe was missing some essential spice. Given the saga has such impressive pedigree it needed top class talent to live up to expectations. Pine and Knightley were an appealing new Ryan family with decent chemistry and Branagh's direction was steady if not as thrilling as it should have been. It's a shame the material wasn't stronger to give them all more to work with.
John P (ag) wrote: This movie was poorly directed with terrible actors. We couldn't finish watching it. I have seen lifetime movies that were better than this....just terrible
Charles S (ca) wrote: Helen Mirrin rocks this role, and the movie should be required viewing...