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Saving Private Ryan Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

It's forty minutes of steely violence and two hours of cliche-ridden flab.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

August 18, 2007
Cole Smithey
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.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: C-

April 14, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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It has a few pretty good action moments, a lot of spilled guts, a few moments of drama that don't seem phony or hollow, some fairly strained period ambience, and a bit of sentimental morphing that reminds me of Forrest Gump.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Why did Spielberg make it? He wants us to imagine we can feel the terror of being there, but does that make us any wiser about this or any other conflict? Probably not.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Spielberg trades in his usually powerful ideals for an unsettling combination of phony humanism and pandering realism.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: short

April 30, 2001
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews

January 1, 2000
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I found it tediously manipulative despite its Herculean energy.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

April 27, 2007
Hillel Italie
Associated Press
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War may be a faceless affair, but war movies shouldn't be.

Full Review Source: Associated Press

August 2, 2013
Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Steven Spielberg has made a film about bravery that doesn't shy away from the horrors encountered by soldiers even in a "good" war. But he wasn't quite brave enough to present the story without a comforting coat of saccharine.

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

August 2, 2013
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...the landing on Omaha Beach, should be shown in every high school classroom in America

Full Review | Original Score: A

July 31, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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A powerful experience.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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For those who are willing to brave the movie's shocking and unforgettable images, Saving Private Ryan offers a singular motion picture experience.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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If Steven Spielberg's emotional intelligence matched his visual genius, his harrowing, passionately felt and honorably flawed new film might qualify for one of the greatest American movies ever made about World War II.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 19, 2014
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Dramatic lapses notwithstanding, Saving Private Ryan goes beyond technical dazzlement to put a new, indelibly terrible face on war.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 2, 2013
Matt Soergel
Florida Times-Union

This is Spielberg's way of showing that these warriors were ordinary men -- men who, if they survived, became the grandfathers and great-grandfathers who, these days, pass largely unnoticed through life.

Full Review Source: Florida Times-Union | Original Score: 4/4

August 19, 2014
James Rocchi
Netflix

Saving Private Ryan is far from flawless, but it's an important movie. It shows what America was once capable of, how a threat to freedom and justice was met with resolve and bravery, and how a great victory came at great cost.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 7, 2002
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The diverse effects that war has on human nature has never been captured with such aching reality.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 1, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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Searing, heartbreaking, so intense it turns your body into a single tube of clenched muscle, this is simply the greatest war movie ever made, and one of the great American movies.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 2, 2013
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews

I personally have never fought in a war before but I would go out on a limb and say that the first twenty minutes of the film may be the most realistic war scene I have seen.

| Original Score: 5/5

January 2, 2009
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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No further commentary is needed when the raw brutality of combat is presented as indelibly as it is here.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 9, 2008
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