Das Boot (The Boat) (Film) Review

Das Boot (The Boat)

Released: 17th September 1981
RRP: TBC
Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Starring: Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge
Rating: R
Running Time: 145

Todd McCarthy (Variety) said:
"Agripping, impressively detailed account of one harrowing voyage by a German U-boat during World War II."
Geoff Andrew (Time Out) said:
"Petersen's shooting style displays a breathtaking, if impersonal and faintly academic, virtuosity comparable to that of Lean or Coppola."
Janet Maslin (New York Times) said:
"Das Boot is yet another moving testament to the wastefulness of battle."
Neil Jeffries (Empire Magazine) said:
"Masterful."
Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) said:
"Wolfgang Petersen's direction is an exercise in pure craftsmanship."


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