Based upon the novel “The Good Shepherd” by C S Forester, this is the thrilling story of the leader of an Allied convoy crossing the North Atlantic in 1942 as he faces relentless attack by a Nazi submarine wolf pack. The leader of the convoy’s destroyer screen is a US Navy commander making his first Atlantic crossing. The story focuses on the his command responsibility as he fights the cold, the relentless night, the brutal sea and his deep fatigue as he chases down the attacking submarines in the deadly game of cat and mouse. The exciting story, a thrilling ride-along with the beleaguered captain, so deeply portrays the elements of battle command that for a long period of time the book was used as a text at the US Naval Academy.
User Reviews: I really wanted more movie and less closing credits; in the 91 min runtime, almost 11 mins were closing credits, and the rest a constant minimal climax without any high points. Sure the runtime could’ve been sufficient, but Hanks needed a stronger script with more epic moments. Some of the scenes were too long, redundant, incomplete, or even unnecessary. Tbh, if Hanks didn’t star in this one, it would’ve been a typical B-grade war flick. Directing was good, cinematography excellent and the score on point, especially the eerie orca sounds during the tense moments. An enjoyable, but easily forgotten film.