New Films International | Release Date: July 19, 2002 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 35 Critics
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Of all the A-list men playing dedicated authority figures, Star Wars alums Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson remain among the most amusing and pleasing, which is why K-19: The Widowmaker glides along engagingly rather than sinking.
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A long, lumbering brute of a movie, no easier to maneuver than the vessel itself. [29 July 2002, p. 92]
20
Rarely has a major motion picture -- and this one is major by virtue of its misplaced ambition as well as its budget -- been afflicted by such flagrant dissonance between subject and style.