Typical stiff upper lip British wartime film - but jolly well acted by one and all - one on the chin for the Hun.
Great movie. Although it seems "stiff upper lipped" it was the way the Naval Officers addressed one another back in those days.
Ranks with Midway.
If you're into old British black-and-white war movies then this is one of the best. Outstanding in all respects. All the characters who appear throughout the film, starting with so-professional Kenneth More, are to become household names in later British films. But in "Bismarck" they are younger, fresher, and clearly destined for bigger things. The sea battle sequences are quite superior when you consider they were devised and created in the fifties, long before computer animation and the special effects generators available to film makers today. A top bit of movie nostalgia for those who tire of the over-used, over-the-top explosive effects which seem to fill action films these days.