Schindler's List Reviews
January 29, 2015
Effecting on a deep, profound level Schindler's List is one of Spielberg's very best. Full review later.
January 27, 2015
SHINE A LIGHT - THE LIGHT OF FREEDOM...AND A BEACON OF HOPE.
January 26, 2015
First viewing last night, and I was truly touched by Speilberg's overall handling of a very sad but hopeful subject. It is still unbelievable humans could treat other humans in this manner!
January 17, 2015
que más, a ver que tal
June 5, 2007
The Greatest movie of all time.
December 28, 2012
I cried. again. Touching and moving and exhausting. with brilliant actors and excellent performances. Plus the haunting haunting music. Just left me with one bothering thought: how can people, who have suffered so much, and acknowledge that suffering with kind of bride, do the same to others? (and again I watched this and cried, so many times!)
March 25, 2013
Heartbreaking masterpiece about the Holocaust.
November 21, 2013
Undoubtly not just Spielberg's most personal film but his most brilliant as well about the shame, horror and sadness of the Holocaust and one of the most shocking cinematic experiences of all time.
January 10, 2015
In Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg accomplished the impossible: he wrapped his arms (and ours) a crime of imaginable size, and made it real through the story of one man and the handful of Jews he saved, without losing a sense of the enormous tragedy happening all around them. Perhaps more impressive than anything else, Spielberg avoids a surfeit of outrage or despair without falling into stoicism or detachment. Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes all deserved Oscars for their portrayals; Fiennes especially.
June 9, 2007
It was better than the last time I saw it, but still it doesn't make my top 50 even. It's so long and you can't say it's a happening kind of movie.
|Marta Reynalda C||
January 9, 2015
la recomiendo buenísima, con un testimonio de vida,
June 12, 2007
Spielberg's masterpiece. Traumatic and touching in equal measure.
January 4, 2015
Spielberg's insecurity in his own talent and maturity postponed this masterpiece for over a decade and, well, you can't argue with his logic when you see the result. His first "R" rated film is the heart wrenching true story of Oskar Schindler, the greedy and charming Nazi Party member who, after realizing the atrocities the party was committing, used his position as a German industrialist to save nearly 1,200 Jews during World War II. Neeson anchors the film as Schindler, lending depth and nuance to the portrayal of a man who started the war as a profiteer and ended it wracked with guilt over the lives he'd failed to spare. The direction is all Spielberg's POV camera work, but the accurately visceral violence and the tenderness for the victims of the holocaust is so genuine, you'd swear you were watching a Polanski or Billy Wilder film. Nazi films tend to veer towards emotional manipulation, but Steve Zaillian's screenplay haunting realism, combined with the black and white photography give the film an emotional resonance you'll never shake. Not exactly feel-good cinema in other words, but Schindler's List is a stark example of the extraordinary power film is capable of.
January 3, 2015
Brilliantly directed, terrifically acted and technically flawless, this film is an undeniable masterpiece!
December 27, 2014
It has taken 21 years for me to watch this movie again.
December 24, 2014
Extremely powerful & thoughtful movie
December 18, 2014
This is one of the movies that can still be watched today and still not be overwhelmed by the fame of the actors that are in it. There are not many big films that can achieve this. The overall darkness of the film suits it's topic well. Simply put, this is purely one of the best depictions of the Holocaust in movie history, and will live on for decades to come. Well done, Spielberg.
December 15, 2014
No audience member exits the film unscathed!
December 7, 2014
Schindler's List (1993) is produced by Steven Spielberg and is about how Oskar Schindler, a greedy businessman turns the labor to salvation for the Jews during the Holocaust. Schindler himself was a part of the Nazi party, and he had been given a factory to produce military clothes, cooking items, and more. He didn't know how to run the factory, and received help from Izakh Stern (leader of a Jewish council), suggesting that he should hire the Jews over the Polish, because they are cheaper. Schindler follows Stern's advice, creating false documents, so he could have "enough" Jewish workers. This sneaky action prevented many of the Jews from being sent to concentration camps, almost certainly saving their lives.
The construction of a labor camp began nearby Paszow, with the killing of everyone who opposed in the ghetto. During the time of the killing, Schindler bribed an official so that he could build a camp for his own workers, in his mind; he wanted to keep them away from the guards, preventing any harm. He was also ordered to send all the remaining Jews away to Auschwitz, but managed to convince the same official to let him keep his workers, on the condition that he moved his factory to Moravia (outside Poland). Schindler's list includes Jews who have special skills, and almost all the Jews on his list arrived safely t his factory in Moravia. However, there were a few women and children redirected to Auschwitz by accident, but Schindler manages to bribe camp leaders and saves the children. Basically, he has spent a majority of his money earned in Poland to bribe officials, or leaders of camps.
Schindler, as a German Nazi, had to flee from the Soviet Red Army and told his Nazi soldiers to return to their families, so they could avoid confrontation with the Soviets. The Jews give him a ring with the a quote, which means that he has saved a man and has saved the world, as well as a letter of appreciation for Schindler being the Jews' savior. It was then given that the thousand Jews he had saved, brought up families, which amount over six thousand. It is really amazing how so many people were saved under the power of one man. Not only was the number of people saved stunning, but also to have a German Nazi save Jews is unheard of.
Obviously, the movie was very good from the start to the end, courtesy to Steven Spielberg. With great acting skills by Liam Neeson (as Schindler), and a very accurate representation of the events has made this movie prime during release, as well as in the present day. Based on a true story, it has been a touching, moving and suspenseful movie. It is recommended for people who love to watch movies related to humanity, or want to learn more about the horrible times of World War 2 and the Holocaust, 4.5 out of 5.
August 31, 2012
An incredibly emotional piece. Amazingly filmed, and very, very powerful.