By Noah Robischon
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:08 AM EDT

K-19: The Widowmaker

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Even as the reactor springs a leak and the sub starts to sink, it becomes clear that the K-19 has a technical problem: Harrison Ford’s hair. His severe buzz cut is presumably meant to evoke the paranoid early-’60s era during which his Soviet naval captain is asked to take out the ill-fated submarine of the title. But his strange coif (not to mention his wobbly accent) undercuts the based-on-facts heroics of the crew members who risk life and party affiliation to avert a Chernobyl-in-the-Atlantic disaster. Both ship and movie should have stayed in dry dock.

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K-19: The Widowmaker

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  • Movie
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  • PG-13
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  • 139 minutes
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