Note: Originally written in October 2014
In a crucial scene that turns this movie around, the captain of the submarine says, "All you need is good people". What he means by that is hard to analyze, but I guess he refers to the grit of his crew. That is what personifies this movie too. Grit. Extreme levels of it, succinctly displayed in the making of it. The camera has the intensity of a soldier on full alert, the acting is deep-felt, and the direction is gutsy. This is a phenomenal filmmaking exercise.
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