Das Boot Reviews

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Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap
March 25, 2003
Unmitigated brilliance. Every frame, every word, every 'ping' is something that will burrow deep into your psyche.
| Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 20, 2003
Finds itself current again as a metaphor for a great industrial country led blindly into a prolonged war to no good, understandable end but for the dealing of death in an alien place.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Neil Jeffries
Empire Magazine
February 5, 2002
Masterful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
February 2, 2002
The film reaches right out to grab us by the neck and squeeze hard.

culturevulture.net
February 13, 2001
By far [Petersen's] best film.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
You're drawn in powerfully as the crew members experience a psychologically maddening cycle of lull and storm.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The film humanizes the Germans and shows the cramped conditions that they had to fight under.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
One of the greatest war movies seen in the last twenty years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Brilliant, moving filmmaking like this deserves a place on your shelf.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Petersen says his vision for the film was, 'to show the gritty and terrible reality of war AND to combine it with a highly entertaining story and fast-paced action style that would pull audiences into the experience of these young men.' He succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Set in a German U- boat during World War II, this claustrophobic suspense drama hasn't a weak bolt anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Suspenseful when it needs to be and intelligent in its depiction of the horrors of war and the sweaty claustrophobia of submarine life. On occasion, it's even -- pardon the pun -- deep.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This film takes all of the drama and suspense inherent in a submarine-based story and delivers it in a near- perfect package, establishing Das Boot as not just a terrific adrenaline rush, but one of the best movies ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
August 18, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 20, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 18, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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