U-571 Reviews

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December 29, 2010
A very tense and exciting war movie.
February 9, 2006
Without much charge and even less depth.
July 21, 2005
It's a wham-bam bumpy ride, great fun in the old-fashioned war movie tradition.
April 25, 2003
December 2, 2002
Sharply edited and vigorously directed and performed.
November 24, 2002
For all its realistic bluster, feels vaguely hollow.
June 18, 2002
If watching a two-hour submarine movie is this nerve-shattering, imagine what the real thing must have been like.
April 17, 2001
Alas, it's a noisy, cliche-ridden, incomprehensible mess.
January 1, 2000
A slickly crafted throwback.
January 1, 2000
It's a simple pleasure watching an American movie that respects genre.
January 1, 2000
One-dimensional acting.
January 1, 2000
Plays like a third-rate disaster movie -- and an assaultively noisy one at that .
January 1, 2000
Script characterizations so shallow that even a lead actor as dull as Matthew McConaughey can't be blamed very much.
January 1, 2000
Its perspective is that of a well-drawn, reasonably thoughtful comic strip.
January 1, 2000
High marks for tension and excitement.
January 1, 2000
Manages to work up some generic claustrophobic discomfort.
January 1, 2000
U-571 is bombastic and anonymous.
January 1, 2000
The submarine goes deep but the story never does.
January 1, 2000
A strange, volatile mix of history and movie cliches.
January 1, 2000
Horrendously inept and vapid.
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