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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The most convincing war movie ever made.
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The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
At once a devastating condemnation of war and an exciting action film...The additional running time only adds to Petersen's masterfully...
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By James Berardinelli
Takes all of the drama and suspense inherent in a submarine-based story and delivers it in a near-perfect package, establishing Das Boot as...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
A great movie just got greater, thanks to this thorough restoration. [Director's Cut; 27 June 1997, p.D3]
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship. [Director's Cut]
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
One of the most suspenseful films of all time, its wartime action setting makes it easy to forget it's also one of the most spiritually...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Sweaty and claustrophobic, exciting and horrifying at the same time, it never lets us forget we're riding aboard a giant, primitive tin...
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TV Guide

Racing through the sub, squeezing through tiny openings, director Wolfgang Petersen's camera brilliantly evokes the claustrophobia and...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
As torpedoes shoot through the seas and depth charges pass by, carrying their whining cargo of destruction, Das Boot brings the presence of...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A visually spectacular film, distinguished by strong performances and brilliant Steadicam photography that snakes through the U-boat as its...
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Das Boot "The Boat"

By MovieBookLuver
I saw this movie because my husband insisted. I have to say it held my attention for the 3 hours and 28 mins that is "Das Boot" . It is subtitled so you have to read it, but believe it or not the...

The best of all submarine movies

By operaboffo
If you haven't yet seen "Das Boot" and you are part of that group that likes submarine movies or any really good movie with characters shown in exquisite detail reacting to other-worldly situations,...

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