U-571 (Blu-ray) PG-13

Heroes are ordinary men who do extraordinary things in extraordinary times.
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  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: August 26, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2000
  • Label: Universal Studios

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 115


User Ratings: 56,811
...[A] smooth white-knuckler....It's a simple pleasure to watch...
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Nov 1, 2000
Rating: 2/4 -- The film needs something more to make it interesting and different. Full Review
Big Picture Big Sound
Jul 14, 2007
...Matthew McConaughey delivers a tense, terrific performance...
Rolling Stone
Jun 8, 2000
Without much charge and even less depth. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
...Excitingly taut and kinetic....Leaps from one suspense gambit to the next... -- Rating: A-
Entertainment Weekly
May 28, 2000
Rating: B -- It's a wham-bam bumpy ride, great fun in the old-fashioned war movie tradition. Full Review
Houston Chronicle
Jul 21, 2005
In the cramped quarters of the submarine you can realistically identify with the high temperatures and sweat on the faces of the stressed crew.
Widescreen Review
Jul 1, 2006

Product Description:

Faithful to the conventions of the World War II genre, Mostow's (BREAKDOWN) submarine thriller pays earnest homage to the pluck and determination of ordinary people forced to overcome extraordinary odds. The mostly young and inexperienced crew of the S-33 is deployed on a top secret, high-priority mission to intercept a disabled German u-boat (the titular U-571) and capture the ship's encryption system--the Enigma--in order to crack the Nazi's communication codes and hasten an allied victory in the North Atlantic. Racing against a German rescue effort, the S-33 stages a daring raid on the U-571. But after capturing the U-571, the Americans find themselves its prisoner as they must pilot the leaky, disabled vessel through hostile enemy waters. McConaughey (EDTV, DAZED AND CONFUSED) leads a strong cast (Keitel - HOLY SMOKE, Paxton - A SIMPLE PLAN) in this fast-paced, tense, submarine adventure.


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  • UPC: 025195041775
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