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Plays like a third-rate disaster movie -- and an assaultively noisy one at that .
Represents the return of something that I'd feared was gone for good: the inspired genre magician.
Despite its weaknesses, this movie offers two hours of solid, kinetic entertainment.
You can enjoy U-571 as a big, dumb war movie without a brain in its head. But that doesn't stop it from looking cheesy.
San Francisco Chronicle:
If watching a two-hour submarine movie is this nerve-shattering, imagine what the real thing must have been like.
The submarine goes deep but the story never does.
It's a simple pleasure watching an American movie that respects genre.