Overall Rank: 2930
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 230
Theatrical Release Date: 11/14/2003
Genre: Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Weir
Actors: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Lee Ingleby, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin
Plot: During the Napoleonic Wars the British frigate HMS Surprise plays a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the much larger French warship off the coast of South America.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019
Grand and often very powerful, this seafaring adventure accounts the tests and decisions a commander faces, on top of being entertaining.
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/25/2012
The first half of this sea-faring adventure seemed so bogged down with attention to detail and authenticity that the people on board seemed almost like an afterthought, leaving it feeling like a docudrama rather than a film. The second half sees it show the human side of the story however and it becomes far more engaging, culminating in a fine swashbuckling finale. Have patience with it and you will be rewarded.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/17/2012
The pacing and tension of this movie is incredibly effective. The cat-and-mouse game grows with each scene until the film reaches its inventive and explosive conclusion. It may be slow-moving to some, but the film raises the stakes with each scene and I found it impossible to look away.
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