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 AmericanÃ¢Â€Â™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.