Kid reviews for U-571

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A very tense and exciting war movie.
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age 12+
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Teen, 13 years old Written byDaylee November 8, 2018

Why U-571 is a Great Informational Film

U-571 was an amazing film from the acting, graphics, and the information it gave about the battles the American and British had with German U-boats to steal their enigmas. Also, this film gave insight into how the troops always have to think through every outcome to even have a chance at survival. It taught me so much about the German U-boats used during WWII that you most likely wouldn't learn anywhere else. For example, the depth that no U-boat would go but in the movie, they have to dive so far down just to survive. Also, one of the best parts of the movie was the Americans going undercover to get on German U-boat. But what was bad about this film?

The storyline of the movie as a whole was weak in my opinion, you didn't really get attached to any characters. It also didn't go into a lot of detail on the ships that they encountered. For example, they didn't give any information on the Destroyer and the Milk Cow. So before going into this film have a little information or a basic knowledge of WWII going into the movie. Because even when I watched the movie I had asked many questions so I could follow along.

The movie includes violence so it might be harder for younger viewers to watch. That's why the rating PG-13 I think is a smart rating for this film. Also, there is barely any appropriate imagery in this film which is why I think 13 and up is a good age. So overall, this movie has great information and isn't a waste of your time, a definite recommendation.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bykyleReeselives June 4, 2014

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.

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Kid, 10 years old November 2, 2013

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!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kid, 12 years old April 19, 2013

U-571

Tense and exiting, but many characters die and cuss.

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Teen, 15 years old Written bybananalover March 23, 2011

U-571

best war movie ever. period

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Teen, 16 years old Written bymoviemogul 2.0;... April 9, 2008

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".