While this film doesn't have the scope and power of "Sink The Bismarck", it does have three dimensional characters who are well portrayed by the ensemble case, especially, Russell Crowe as the man of war and Paul Bettany as the man of science.
The main problem with epics like these is that they run too long and have a tendency to meander on scenic and "special" material(The French point of view of this conflict appears non existent, probably because the director wanted to focus on the problems of the English crew.)
However, I'll give it three stars because I found the story a thinking man's adventure.
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