K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

The previews made this look like the latest Clancy movie. It’s not, but the cinematography is reminiscent of Red October. There’s even a key part of the story involving the political officer, just like Red October

The story is based on a true event in 1961 of a near reactor meltdown. Harrison Ford plays the submarine’s captain with Liam Neeson as his XO.

All the actors speak with slight Russian accents to remind you that it is not an American sub. It’s a little distracting at first but in the end it works.

I enjoyed the movie and was drawn into the drama. The pace of the film was a little slow. I did not see it in the theater but rather on DVD. I can recommend this movie as a rental if you like Tom Clancy.

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