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Common Sense Media says

A very tense and exciting war movie.

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Teen, 16 years old Written bymoviemogul 2.0;... April 9, 2008
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Yeah, it was ok...

It tired too hard to keep its audience tense, so as a result, it almost got boring because it was so repetitive with its explosions and "oh, are we going to make it past this Nazi blah-blah (ship, submarine, you name it). The plot was basically given to you in the begginning and there was a real lack of character evolution-- it was sort of introduced, but barely anything was done with it. So overall, if you want a TRULY tense war movie, not to mention a good one, I highly suggest "Saving Private Ryan" (though if you are a parent, you already know you don't want your kid watching that), or the other war classics: "Platoon" and "Full Metal Jacket".
Adult Written bySoccer08 April 9, 2008
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Attention: WWII movie fans

U571 is a very good WWII portrayal of life on a submarine in combat. Mathew McConaughey does an excellent job as the executive officer on a US submarine disguised as a German U-boat. The American’s mission was to capture a disabled German U-boat in order to obtain the German encryption machine. This mission had to be completed in total secrecy or the effort would have been in vain. As the story unfolds, the American captain (Bill Paxton) is killed and McConaughey is left in charge of the U-Boat. The film is non-stop action as the Americans navigate their way through German occupied territory. High drama is abundant when the Americans run into a German destroyer that uncovers the mission and attacks their own U-boat. The ending is slightly predicable, but very good. Terrific marks to this short, but entertaining film.
Teen, 15 years old Written bybananalover March 23, 2011
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U-571

best war movie ever. period
What other families should know
Too much violence
Great messages
Parent of a 13 year old Written byTsion March 22, 2009
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13
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A Decent War Movie...

U-571 is a good war movie, and it will no doubt appeal to older kids and teens. There are several plot gaps and implausible moments, but it ends up being a pretty enjoyable experience. Violence is the biggest issue in the film. Many people drown (offscreen) and are shot (onscreen). There is quite a bit of blood and bullet holes, and some fairly intense scenes. Language consists of some "s**t"s, "hells", "a*s"s, and "d**n"s.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written bykyleReeselives June 4, 2014
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11
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great movie

This movie is intense and all, but it isn't too violent. In fact, only one scene might scare people and that's the one where the S-33 (american submarine) is destroyed. However, the (new) captain (Matthew McConaughey) learns to take responsibility and do what is right. Therefore, he leads his crew to victory and finally learns the proper way to command others.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Kid, 10 years old November 2, 2013
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8
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SEE IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bravo!!Great film but has nonstop(awesome)violence.Characters do often swear and many characters die and one survives a enemy strangler.ALL OUT AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 12 years old April 19, 2013
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U-571

Tense and exiting, but many characters die and cuss.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Educator and Parent of an infant and 1 year old Written byMommaOfTwoo November 23, 2012
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13
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eh.

This is a decent war movie. It's more suitable for older teens and adults because of language and violence. There are better WW2 films out there, this becomes predictable early on.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Parent Written by@@@ December 16, 2011
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9
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Dull.

Tedious. The plot is one of the many recycled all the time.
What other families should know
Too much violence