Critic Review -

The only thing surprising about Saving Private Ryan is how conventional it is. I fully expected a much more 'noir' vision of WWII along the lines of Oliver Stone's Platoon.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: | Comments (11)



Ahem Cough

If that is the way you interpret the sub-plot about the German prisoner, then I pity you.

Jul 11 - 12:44 AM


a j


Jul 20 - 12:07 PM


Kyle Cook

Jul 27 - 01:27 PM


m z

Yea, how conventionally awesome it is.

Nov 21 - 01:43 AM


Unknown Unknown

I think this movie was pretty noir, so it's weird hearing something like this.

Nov 25 - 02:26 PM


Edward Stymest

I hate amatuer critiques who always find some garbage reason to hate great films...

Dec 9 - 07:03 AM


Zach Caruso

Was the scene where Pvt. Mellish is stabbed conventional? Was the scene where they free the German POW conventional? Was the scene of D-Day at Omaha Beach conventional? As great as Oliver Stone and Platoon are, they are no match for Steven Speilberg and Saving Private Ryan. Even if you do prefer Platoon, you have no right to give this movie a rotten review, it's one of the best in the genre.

Jan 28 - 09:29 AM

Mysterious F.

Mysterious F

"You have no right". What? It's his opinion, he can say whatever he wants.

Jun 6 - 02:56 PM

Peter W.

Peter Winters

I'll give you noir. I just printed your "review" and wiped my ass with it. Look for it in ur mailbox moron.

Jul 4 - 04:19 PM

Calvin Lapointe

Calvin Lapointe

noir films don't always have unsettling or dark endings.

Jul 28 - 04:59 PM

Zach E.

Zach England

You're comparing two totally different directors that should never be compared. Spielberg made this to show his interpretation of how brutal and emotional WWII was. So next time review with some thought.

Jan 22 - 11:53 AM

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