• U-571 (2000)


Release Date: April 21st, 2000

DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2000

PG-13 |1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary

When a German U-571 submarine with a sophisticated encryption machine onboard is sunk during a World War II battle at sea, the Allies send an American Navy force led by Lieutenant Andrew Tyler (Matthew McConaughey) to retrieve it for study. Boarding the German ship, the Americans' cover as a rescue force is quickly blown. Forced to take the crew hostage, the Americans lay their explosives and prepare to destroy the German vessel before the Nazis can send naval backup.

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, Jake Weber, David Keith, Terrence "T.C." Carson, Jack Noseworthy

Director: Jonathan Mostow

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Universal Pictures, Canal Plus Image International

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: France, Underdog, Rescue, 1940s, Suspenseful, Intense, Quest, Gritty, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

  • 49
    Mr. Showbiz

    Just keeps grinding along, pushing its way through a barrage of boom-boom and a sea of tight-lipped clichés. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Two hours of nonstop, nail-biting tension and anxiety. show more

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's still a submarine movie, confined by the ship, the sea, and a convention-laden script. show more

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