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Das Boot Reviews

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March 25, 2003
Unmitigated brilliance. Every frame, every word, every 'ping' is something that will burrow deep into your psyche.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
February 5, 2002
Masterful.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 2, 2002
The film reaches right out to grab us by the neck and squeeze hard.
February 13, 2001
By far [Petersen's] best film.
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
January 1, 2000
Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
You're drawn in powerfully as the crew members experience a psychologically maddening cycle of lull and storm.
January 1, 2000
The film humanizes the Germans and shows the cramped conditions that they had to fight under.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 1, 2000
One of the greatest war movies seen in the last twenty years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Brilliant, moving filmmaking like this deserves a place on your shelf.
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
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
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.
August 18, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
October 20, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
July 18, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
January 10, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 11, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 18, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
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