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For submarine suspense movie, an easy suspense to watch.
I didn't think I'd watch another submarine related thriller, but the cast was interesting enough to change my mind. I'm glad I did. I was most sorry the find out Michael Nyqvist died soon after the making of this movie however because he delivered a solid supporting performance and I was already a fan of his, that put a damper on the predictable positive ending of the thriller. I bumped up my rating of the flic in his memory.
The cast, Gary Oldman, Gerard Butler, Common, Michael Nyqvist and a bunch of recognizable Russian actors all delivered good performances, none stealing the spotlight, which I appreciated.
The synopsis would likely discourage movie fans to include 'Hunter Killer' on their 'to-watch' list, but the full storyline is a bit more hopeful while the actual movie was thankfully an easy to watch, fast pace action punctuated by the necessary hold your breath "They're gonna die" moments (hey, it's a submarine movie, it's a rule). Then the twists, the "They're doing what?!" and "I'm glad I don't have to take decisions like that" segments kept me watching until it was over. It could have been stretched a 15 to 20 minutes more because of the action on land, but whoever decided to cut the movie as it was edited, made a sound decision.
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