U-571 (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Action, War


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A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

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  • Bill Paxton in U-571 (2000)
  • Harvey Keitel in U-571 (2000)
  • Jon Bon Jovi in U-571 (2000)
  • Dino De Laurentiis in U-571 (2000)
  • Producer Dino De Laurentiis.
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Director:

Jonathan Mostow

Writers:

Jonathan Mostow (story), Jonathan Mostow (screenplay), Sam Montgomery (screenplay), David Ayer (screenplay)

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14 June 2000 | veritech-3
Leave your brain at home to enjoy
This movie is visually stunning but it helps to have no historical knowledge if you want to enjoy it. Some of the many errors: -The British captured the first two enigma machines, and the Americans didn't get their first until 1944 -In reality, U-571 sank 7 ships and was sunk with all hands off England, and S-33, sunk in the movie, was in Alaska (it survived the war) -The Germans had no surface fleet in operation during the war (other than the Bismark's ill-fated sortie)so why would they have a destroyer to chase U-571? Oh, and about the US stealing Britain's history, remember the old movie "Breaking the Sound Barrier" had an Englishman break the sound barrier. It left viewers (including the Secretary of the Air Force!) thinking that this Brit, rather than Chuck Yaeger broke the sound barrier. At least this film gave a disclaimer that it was fiction.

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