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Based on 15 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    A visually spectacular film, distinguished by strong performances and brilliant Steadicam photography that snakes through the U-boat as its patrols the North Atlantic during World War II. [Director's Cut] show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    A great movie just got greater, thanks to this thorough restoration. [Director's Cut; 27 June 1997, p.D3] show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship. [Director's Cut] show more

  • 100
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Takes all of the drama and suspense inherent in a submarine-based story and delivers it in a near-perfect package, establishing Das Boot as not just a terrific adrenaline rush, but one of the best movies ever made. [Director's Cut] show more

  • 75
    Jay Scott The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    As torpedoes shoot through the seas and depth charges pass by, carrying their whining cargo of destruction, Das Boot brings the presence of death to within a whisper of the eardrum. show more

  • 80
    TV Guide

    Racing through the sub, squeezing through tiny openings, director Wolfgang Petersen's camera brilliantly evokes the claustrophobia and clamor of undersea battle. show more

  • 89
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    One of the most suspenseful films of all time, its wartime action setting makes it easy to forget it's also one of the most spiritually righteous. [Director's Cut] show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Sweaty and claustrophobic, exciting and horrifying at the same time, it never lets us forget we're riding aboard a giant, primitive tin can, a hunk of industrial machinery that mingles the illusion of omnipotence with the reality of a floating prison cell. [Director's Cut] show more

  • 100
    Keith Phipps The A.V. Club

    At once a devastating condemnation of war and an exciting action film...The additional running time only adds to Petersen's masterfully bleak, claustrophobic atmosphere. Das Boot is by no means a pleasant experience, but it's an intelligent and emotionally gripping one that you won't forget. [Director's Cut] show more

  • 100
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    The most convincing war movie ever made. show more

  • April 23, 2010 drarthurwells
    Report This User

    Tense and exciting, non-stop. Well made in every way.

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