U-571

2000

Action / War

73
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 68%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 62%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 70822

Synopsis


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Cast

Matthew McConaughey as Lt. Andrew Tyler
Harvey Keitel as CPO Henry Klough
Bill Paxton as Lt. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren
Will Estes as Seaman Ronald 'Rabbit' Parker
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750.45 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 56 min
P/S 2 / 10
1.50 GB
1920*1080
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 56 min
P/S 7 / 24

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by iaboud 2 / 10

A propaganda movie 60 years late

This movie uses great effects and realistic settings, but the rest is fantastic superhuman nonsense. The U-571 was never captured by Americans and was sunk with all hands off the coast of Ireland by British aircraft, so I hope nobody gets his history from this. The Germans were furthermore quite humane when treating survivors in the sea, and while they could not take them on board, they rarely shot them all or deliberately killed them. The German navy commander Karl Dönitz was not found guilty of war crimes at the Nuremberg trials. In fact, in 1942 the captain of U-156 tried to rescue survivors from a sunken British ship after radioing the allies, only to be attacked by American bombers which killed many of the survivors on the deck of the U-boat and forced it to dive, which killed the rest. The allies often killed German sailors who survived sunken U- boats or left them to die even when they could have saved them. This film is also short on realism. The German movie Das Boot was criticized by former U-boat sailors for its portrayal of depth charges being too close to the U-boat and not sinking it. Well, this movie had the depth charges a lot closer, the hull shaking like crazy, yet no rupture or major leaks occur. Depth charges don't have to hit the craft; they're designed to cause a crack or dent in the hull, and water pressure does the rest. Machine guns that fired from a German destroyer were enough to compromise the hull's integrity, but the boat still dives beyond its accepted limit after all that with no problems. The ability of a handful of men to operate a damaged foreign U-boat to achieve all these deeds and still survive to tell the tale is about as fantastic and unrealistic as you can get. It's a propaganda film with all its cheesy music, of pure good us versus pure evil them, and a pretty unconvincing one.

Reviewed by ripleyclone8 8 / 10

Everything Das Boot Wasn't! U-571 Rocks!!

I was pleasantly surprised by U-571. So much so that I personally thought it was a better made film overall compared to Das Boot. Das Boot seems excessively slow and choppy in terms of pacing. U-571 took every element of Das Boot and just made it better and cooler. I prefer this over Das Boot! Please check this film out if your into WWII films or liked Das Boot, you won't be disappointed!

Reviewed by sonshine-832-238715 7 / 10

Historical?

Apparently everyone who reviewed this movie expected to see a historically accurate movie in every respect. Nowhere did the makers say it was an accurate portrayal of an actual event on any particular U Boat or any actual patrol. The film was made in the USA to make money, not be a historically 100% accurate film about any Nazi U boat. As far as whether the US Navy ever captured a U boat, yes they did on June 4, 1944. They arrested the crew and got the enigma machine which was sent to Bletchley Park England. The boat U 505 was then towed the boat to Bermuda. It now sits in Chicago at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. The US under the Lend-Lease Program gave the United Kingdom $31.4 billion (equivalent to $427 billion today) during WW 2. I guess that was a mistake according to most respondants here I see. Perhaps the US should have stayed out of Europe and let France and England defeat Hitler by themselves while we took on Japan.

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