Not really a subject that interests me but I found myself tensed up and anxious many times. A slice of wartime drama along a day-in-the-life scenario. Very well paced, edited, shot and acted. Really a must for history buffs.
U.S. Navy Cmdr. Ernest Krause is assigned to lead an Allied convoy across the Atlantic during World War II. His convoy, however, is pursued by German U-boats. Although this is Krause’s first wartime mission, he finds himself embroiled in what would come to be known as the longest, largest and most complex naval battle in history: The Battle of the Atlantic.
The movie takes place entirely at sea, on a cold, steel ship surging through a blue-grey ocean, sometimes under the cover of darkness, with rare bursts of orange flames as German U-boats are sunk. This a movie where the visuals, sound design and even its semi-claustrophobic atmosphere add a lot of well felt tension.
USA 2020, 91 min, rated PG (action violence)
Directed by Aaron Schneider
Based on the novel The Good Shepherd by C.S. Forster
Starring Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Elisabeth Shue, Michael Benz & Rob Morgan