U-571 Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 7, 2013
... more like a Star Trek television episode
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
A very tense and exciting war movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 20, 2008
[Both] a rousing action thriller...[and] near-parody of the rah-rah American military adventures that filled screens in the '40s and '50s. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Delivers action scenes that are both visually dynamic and highly suspenseful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2007
I've never seen a movie as dependent on a fancy sound system.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
The film needs something more to make it interesting and different.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic

Time Out
February 9, 2006
Without much charge and even less depth.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 6, 2005
Like the rusted old subs deployed in the story, the picture seems designed to stay in the safe shallows and not to plumb any real dramatic depths.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
It's a wham-bam bumpy ride, great fun in the old-fashioned war movie tradition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A top-notch, high quality actioner that is destined to hit its male-oriented, testosterone-driven demographic and make a pile of money in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Hollywood.com
September 27, 2003
It's really hard to go wrong with a submarine war movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
This film has the effects and the performances to keep the thrill ride going non-stop.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
(Mostow's) theme of what it takes to be a leader nearly breaks a surprisingly decent action film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Tunney
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
Sharply edited and vigorously directed and performed.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
November 24, 2002
For all its realistic bluster, feels vaguely hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
U-571 superbly mixes classic touches and brand-new thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
If you're in the mood to cheer the white hats, you'll probably like this film.
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
A well-crafted, old-fashioned war movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
September 23, 2002
A sweaty, claustrophobic potboiler that at its heart is not so much an action adventure movie as it is a suspenseful, triumph-of-the-human-spirit-type story.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
When it's good, U-571 is tense and action-packed. But it's not good often enough or for long enough to distract you from its problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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