U-571 (DVD)

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Description

In 1942, with the Second World War at its height, a US naval crew intercept the distress call of a disabled German submarine, U-571, and board the vessel posing as a rescue party. On board they discover the top-secret Enigma de-coding machine, but before they can return to their own craft it is torpedoed by a genuine German rescue sub. The Americans are forced to flee in U-571, taking with them a solitary German prisoner. As they make their way through an Atlantic ocean teeming with enemy ships, the US navy crew begin to realize that their enemy is always one step ahead of them...

Product Details

Barcode
5017239190698
Department
Movies & TV
Released
22 Jan 2001
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Language
English
Studio
EV
Runtime
109 min
Age Restriction
12
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
U-571
Release Year
2000
Language
English
Alternate Title
U 571
Categories
Dramas / Action / Submarines / Theatrical Release / War / World War II
US Box Office
$77.0 million
Official Website
http://www.u-571.com
Ratings
IMDb
6.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
68% 62%
Metacritic
62
Synopsis
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.
Notes
Theatrical Release: April 21, 2000.

The water scenes for U-571 were filmed in St. Paul's Bay, Malta.

Official U-571 movie web site: http://www.u-571.com
Poster
Poster for U-571
Cast & Crew
Director
Jonathan Mostow
Star
Matthew McConaughey / Harvey Keitel / Bill Paxton / Robin Askwith / Jon Bon Jovi / Terrence "T.C." Carson / Derk Cheetwood / Will Estes / Tom Guiry / David Keith / Thomas Kretschmann / Jack Noseworthy / Matthew Settle / Jake Weber
Screenwriter
David Ayer / Sam Montgomery / Jonathan Mostow
Composer
Richard Marvin
Producer
Dino De Laurentiis
Director of Photography
Oliver Wood
Editor
Wayne Wahrman
Production Designer
William Ladd Skinner / Gotz Weidner
Costume Designer
April Ferry
Movie Critics
Box Office
"...A rousing, old-fashioned submarine adventure....Just the right blend of adventure, action and gritty realism to keep audiences riveted throughout....A smart, slick crowd-pleaser..."
Wade Major (1 May 2000, p.65)
Entertainment Weekly
"...Excitingly taut and kinetic....Leaps from one suspense gambit to the next..." -- Rating: A-
Owen Gleiberman (28 May 2000, pp.71-2)
Los Angeles Times
"...[The film] gets high marks for tension and excitement. The action sequences are bracing and involving..."
Kenneth Turan (21 Apr 2000, p.F1)
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...[A] smooth white-knuckler....It's a simple pleasure to watch..."
Michael Atkinson (1 Nov 2000, p.102)
Rolling Stone
"...Matthew McConaughey delivers a tense, terrific performance..."
Peter Travers (8 Jun 2000, p.82)
Total Film
"...[A] well-executed tale...mixing some cinema-rumbling big bangs with plenty of screen-cinging pyrotechnics..."
Dan Jolin (1 Jul 2000, p.82-3)
Widescreen Review
"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 Staff (1 Jul 2006, p.67)

Customer Reviews

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This is a brilliant movie, I enjoyed it