Notebook Reviews: U-571

3.5 out of 5 stars

Jonathan Mostow – 2000.

Breakdown director Jonathan Mostow delivers and a tense and thrilling submarine thriller in U-571. The cast in this WWII adventure is excellent  – Matthew McConaughey, Harvey Keitel, Bill Paxton and…er…Jon Bon Jovi. McConaughey in particular excels in the lead role. 

U-571 caused something of a political kerfuffle when it opened in the UK because of its historical inaccuracies – but you should never really let the facts get in the way of a good movie. It might not be factual, but it sure is entertaining. 

A worthy addition to to submarine subgenera, U-571 is an enjoyable men on a mission movie.