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U-571 (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Action, War  |  21 April 2000 (USA)
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A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.

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In the midst of World War II, the battle below the seas rages. The Nazi's have the upper edge as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. That is, until a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, and the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'. But masquerading as Nazi's and taking over the U-boat is the smallest of their problems. The action really begins when they get stranded on the U-boat. Written by Filmtwob <webmaster@filmfreak.co.za>

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U-571: La batalla del Atlántico  »

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$62,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,553,310 (USA) (21 April 2000)

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ESP 310,144,356 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The trailer for the movie showed a shot where the German captain reveals that he can speak English. This scene does not appear in the movie. See more »

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The sheets seen in the American submarine are on backwards. (This was noted in the commentary.) See more »

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An insult, an embarrassment, an offense
14 August 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Defenders of this film, stop whining that "it's just a movie." Fellow Americans, stop being so friggin' defensive when people complain about the pathetic, insipid, insulting posturing we do.

By now anyone who's read anything about this movie knows it was the English and not the Americans who captured the Enigma machine (and also that at the time the story allegedly takes place, the US wasn't even in the war).

But here is the most evil thing about "U-571" -- director Jonathan Mostow in many interviews has complained that the great submarine movie "Das Boot" was a lie because it portrayed the German crew as sailors, soldiers, human beings and not Nazis. This is why he opens his film with the U-boat crew gunning down a lifeboat of helpless, unarmed Allied survivors. Jonathan Mostow perpetuates every lie, every war-time propaganda fabrication, every stereotype ever perpetrated about the enemy. During wartime such propaganda is necessary... but this is sixty years later. No one is in any way excusing the monstrousness of the Nazis. But it is stupid and blind to portray every single German as cut from that same blood-stained cloth. Even English viewers -- who have far, far more reason to hate the Nazis than any American -- have been quick to point out the foulness of Mostow's vision.


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