U-571 Reviews

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Top Critic
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.
Top Critic
April 25, 2003
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
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
The movie just keeps grinding along, pushing its way through a barrage of boom-boom and a sea of tight-lipped clichs.
January 1, 2000
U-571 could sure use some depth.
January 1, 2000
U-571 moves like a torpedo.
January 1, 2000
Represents the return of something that I'd feared was gone for good: the inspired genre magician.
January 1, 2000
You can enjoy U-571 as a big, dumb war movie without a brain in its head. But that doesn't stop it from looking cheesy.
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