Das Boot Reviews

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Film4
May 14, 2012
Still makes compulsive viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
February 23, 2012
Everything described in the film is authentic.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
December 9, 2011
Gripping and authentic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 9, 2011
The film has no qualities beyond its formal polish.
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
September 21, 2011
The execution is second to none; taut, claustrophobic and overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 25, 2011
Few war films are more potent than Das Boot...the ultimate submarine movie. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 24, 2009
It is unlike any other war film in that it confines the audience in a confined submarine where we digest the fear and panic of the human beings on screen. In short, "Das Boot" is a religious experience.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 19, 2009
Agripping, impressively detailed account of one harrowing voyage by a German U-boat during World War II.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
February 19, 2008
Just as good, some say better, than the original classic.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Petersen's shooting style displays a breathtaking, if impersonal and faintly academic, virtuosity comparable to that of Lean or Coppola.
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
November 9, 2005
THE submarine movie. No other sub-flick even comes close.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
August 12, 2005
Consistently riveting and intensely claustrophobic, the Oscar-nominated Das Boot is one of the most thrilling submarine pictures ever made in any language, and still is Wolfgang Petersen's best film by far.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
One of the best war films ever.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Das Boot is yet another moving testament to the wastefulness of battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jurgen Fauth
About.com
June 4, 2004
The greatest submarine movie ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 14, 2004
Captures, perfectly, the claustrophobia of U-boat life.
| Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 4, 2004
Das Boot (The Boat) is a claustrophobic, tense, and dramatically gripping film about life aboard a German U-boat in World War 11.
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
December 11, 2003
The closest thing to being in real submarine combat that the movies will ever present.
| Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 28, 2003
Every sub movie owes a debt to Das Boot for mastering the genre and setting the bar for its contemporaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
June 11, 2003
Widely imitated, never topped.
| Original Score: 4/5
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