Critic Review - ColeSmithey.com

Violent, harrowing, and horrific; you bet. This is not a movie to take your children to see, or even a date. And it's definitely not worth seeing alone. How the ratings board gave this movie an "R" rating is a mystery. Well, maybe not.

April 14, 2009 Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Comments (116)
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Gusmão_Raimundo

Gustavo H.R.

WTF...?

Apr 25 - 06:53 AM

The Stunner

Tiago Paulo

the comments here are so painfully, unbearably stupid.

May 31 - 07:10 PM

Bye bye

Steven Bailey

The Stunner is so painfully, unbearably stupid.

Jul 16 - 10:30 PM

Peter C.

Peter Chao

bl4ck sp4deis so clearly, obviously correct

Aug 24 - 10:40 PM

Peter C.

Peter Chao

bl4ck sp4deis so clearly, obviously correct

Aug 24 - 10:40 PM

Billy Donavan

Nick Catalfamo

Shut the hell up Stunner I see your unbearably stupid comments everywhere.

Jan 3 - 06:48 PM

Massi M.

Massimo Moretti

So? should we forget that World War 2 even happened or should we take out the gore and air it on the Disney channel? The movie was make in a realistic respectful manner, and your right war is not for kids or a date. Just because your squeamish doesn't make it a bad movie, your review isn't even about the movie.

May 8 - 11:18 PM

Eric L.

Eric Larson

Last time I checked, war isn't pretty

May 11 - 09:29 PM

fabio o.

fabio ojeda

i'm really surprised for your ***** rating. you think war is a children game you moron?? you cannot deny the facts, war is terrible, violent, like the movie. and, who tell to see with your children?? how can you be such an a$$hole??

May 14 - 10:16 PM

fabio o.

fabio ojeda

i'm really surprised for your ***** rating. you think war is a children game you moron?? you cannot deny the facts, war is terrible, violent, like the movie. and, who tell to see with your children?? how can you be such an a$$hole??

May 14 - 10:16 PM

fabio o.

fabio ojeda

you say you are the "smartest film critic in the world", hahahahahah, smart mi a$$ you moron... give up, seriously...

May 14 - 10:18 PM

angus0

bob jenkins

so all you paid attention to was the fact that it actually portrayed war accurately and didn't edit it like disney channel? did you even try to pay attention to the movie or did you just ignore it as soon as you heard the first gunshot?

May 28 - 10:16 PM

angus0

bob jenkins

so all you paid attention to was the fact that it actually portrayed war accurately and didn't edit it like disney channel? did you even try to pay attention to the movie or did you just ignore it as soon as you heard the first gunshot?

May 28 - 10:17 PM

MiggyWiggles

Michael Kaye

WHY THE F*** ARE YOU RATING THE MOVIE BASED ON THE AGE CERTIFICATE! YOU SHOULD RATE THE MOVIE YOU DUMB F***!!!

Jun 4 - 04:55 PM

Sam B.

Chris Elric

I just want you guys to know, Speilberg didn't paint the most accurate picture of war.

Feb 8 - 07:24 PM

David Tanny

David Tanny

I've spoken to WWII vets, and they said it's the most realistic portrayal of combat. Are you in the military?

Dec 13 - 01:47 PM

Dave J

Dave J

It's the most realistic but not the most accurate!

May 29 - 03:15 PM

nathan p.

nathan phouthavong

sad thing is i checked both of those movies and they scored less then SPR on RT so rethink of what you liked

Apr 18 - 11:38 PM

Shawn F.

Shawn Flanagan

i cannot express in a comment how much this review makes me want to punch you in the face. U gave the movie a C- basically because ur afraid of blood. Did you even notice how beautiful every frame of the movie was? Did you even ounce focus on the amazing performance of all the actors? There is no way you can say that Steven Spielberg shot this movie to feel cool. Oh my god you make me so mad! And you clearly don't know anything about D-Day. It was the turning point of the war. It was the beginning of the downfall of the Axis and the victory of the Allies. So don't say that it was a "huge mistake". That battle should be honored and glorified. Go ahead and read that last paragraph to my grandfather, and see his reaction. Get some respect.

Jun 26 - 12:36 PM

Shawn F.

Shawn Flanagan

i take back the "punch you in the face" thing. this review just got me so heated. sorry for my anger

Jun 28 - 03:55 PM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

wuss

Jul 4 - 04:02 PM

Jack Wooldridge

Jack Wooldridge

Troll.

Mar 4 - 02:07 PM

David W.

John Warner

Typical ignoramus wanting to be different.

Jul 13 - 12:12 PM

Vivid

Rotten Tomato

You're an idiot. It's a historical movie ment to teach you something you moron. It's R because you expect to see blood guts and intestines in a WWII movie of this caliber. Honestly find a better job. You're no good at this one.

Aug 2 - 08:54 PM

Shane B.

Shane Brennan

I hate this film. The Thin Red Line is much better.

Aug 7 - 10:00 AM

UMBerto

Zach Caruso

Was The Thin Red Line good? I wanna see it. Oh, and btw you're a ****in' idiot if you hate saving private ryan.

Nov 8 - 12:27 AM

The.Watcher

The Watcher

SPR is damn brilliant before Spielberg brings in his over-sentimentality and ruins it near the end.
I don't know if this is a true story or not, but to my eye the whole concept of the movie is fundamentally flawed: a squad was sent to save 1 guy because his family lost 2 of his brothers. But to do that, they sent a squad, most of who were killed, thereby leaving even more upset family members. I highly doubt a situation like that is even remotely plausable.

Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Thin Red Line, Apocalypse Now [I'm not even going into the old B&W films] are all better movies, but maybe not as well 'shot' as SPR [and that is highly debateably. Just look at the lush forests of Platoon & Apocalypse Now]

Apr 22 - 02:03 AM

Tommy S.

Tommy Shay

this is a very transparent review. you obviously missed the big picture. you obviously know nothing about world war II. you obviously are religiously biased. you obviously are cynical about movies with raw portrayals of the realities of violence. you obvisously are an obvious person, and obvious people shouldn't be allowed to write. quit now, while you still suck....

Jul 31 - 12:39 AM

robohunter

Adam young

where the hell hamburger hill

Dec 29 - 04:05 AM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

Thin Read Line is great if you like poetry readings from star cameos. Ie IT SUCKS.

Jul 4 - 04:03 PM

fahmi i.

fahmi izzuddin

so you review the movie based on the rating WTF?

Aug 27 - 04:05 PM

Michael S.

Michael Seli

1. Okinawa was the battle with the most casualties. 2. the historians you know must be credible seeing as most historians, including myself, would suggest that D-Day was largely EFFECTIVE (the estimated casualties were much greater in fact and, aside from Omaha beach, what you see in the movie, many armies came close to their day 1 objectives) and 3. i'd like to hear your plan of advance to 'swiftly' strike Berlin when SS units and Wehrmacht were ubiquitous throughout europe and would have had little issue creating a POW pocket. Terrible review.

Sep 2 - 11:03 PM

Brandon H.

Brandon Han

Obviously I could agree this is not a movie to take your children to see. But then again, how many R films do you take your children to go see? The board gave it a R because it's a bloody and violent war movie, not a porn film and it doesn't show real people being killed. Maybe you should pull that finger out of your mouth and get a life and ditch your boyfriend you a##hole.

Sep 12 - 10:06 AM

ryan a.

ryan ashe

I won't insult or say anything about the reviewer, but I will have you know that this is a beautifully made film that never ceases to shock or disturb and is meant to do just that. This review seems to be a desperate cry for attention.

Nov 4 - 02:07 PM

John L.

John L

Well the first things that I think about when I go to see a movie are the marketing strategy and military blunders associated with battles portrayed in the movie. Are there any alterior motives? Has the director made comments that may be trying to coerce my children into murder? Should my military have invaded Normandy? All of these things should be in a movie review.
Oh, wait, no they shouldn't. Well, that being the case, your review seems rather foolish doesn't it? If you can't put your silly bald head to work doing something else, at least review the movie itself.
And for the record, Saving Private Ryan was a brilliant portrayal of the "harrowing" and "horrific" violence that, unfortunately, is a part of war. The movie was incredibly moving. It's one of the best of all time.

Nov 17 - 03:50 PM

Brian F.

Brian Ferrill

this review is FUBAR

Nov 30 - 10:01 PM

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