U-571


This film is loosely based on several real events during World War II, woven into one story. An American submarine is given the task of capturing a German encryption device from a German submarine (u-boat). Things initially go according to plan, until the heroes are sunk and forced to switch to the German sub they have just raided. And then their problems really start, as the young, ambitious naval officer learns the hard way just what it takes to command a submarine.


115 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Language, Violence) .
Action, Thriller, War

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I know that darn Moby Dick is around here SOMEWHERE...
I know that darn Moby Dick is around here SOMEWHERE...

Credits

Cast
Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Weber, Dave Power
Director
Jonathan Mostow
ScreenplayJonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery, David Ayer
MusicRichard Marvin
CinematographyOliver Wood
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributor Ster-Kinekor
Made in2000
Produced byCanal Plus Image International, Universal Pictures

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
14
Movies for Africa
Lydia Roode
15
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
15
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
10
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
10
The Star
Darryl Accone
16
Die Burger
Herman Wasserman
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Paul Boekkooi
14
Beeld
Marius Jooste
14
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
18
SAfm Screen & Co
Alan Swerdlow
13
World Online
Anton Marshall
14
eye Weekly
Catharine Tunnacliffe
10
Box Office
Wade Major
13
Rough Cut
Pauline Adamek
16
Total Film
Dan Jolin
10
Film Review
James Cameron-Wilson
10

What the People say

Internet
2820 Netizens
14

Average .. 66%

13

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Paresh Bhima 20
Jodi Rosenthal 14
Dion Scher 16

Average .. 83%

17

Visitor Comments

Ian Douglas: Very gripping drama. Way better than ''The Perfect Storm''. The script is well written, and we feel for the characters, even though it does not spend nearly as much time introducing them as ''Storm'' did. Don't let the war or underwater setting put you off, I was not looking forward to it because just thinking about subs makes me claustrophobic, but it is so good that those feelings work to ''put you in the picture''. The recent business with the downed Russian sub also becomes a lot more real and personal. Go see it.

Bailey Newton (15): Very exciting and interesting. Perfect actors for the characters.

Paresh Bhima (25): One of the best movies I've seen this year.

Jodi Rosenthal (20): I like history and I like it best when it is not distorted in the name of film-making. This film is highly enjoyable, the cast is great, specifically the younger members, and the action is never unnecessary. After viewing the film, I decided that in order to fully appreciate a director's vision, one must be as objective as possible. This being said, the movie rocked. The scenes in the submarine are by far the best I have ever seen. Very realistic.

Dion Scher (26): A really gripping submarine movie for lovers of shows like Crimson Tide and Hunt for Red October.






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