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October 25, 2016
A perfect story, with perfect pacing. Amazing performances from everyone. The visuals are amazing including one of the best openings of all time.
October 23, 2016
A masterpiece. The best war film ever.
October 23, 2016
great cast and story
October 20, 2016
It is what tends to be one of the most arguably well made war films out there. While I felt that it was a little slow at times, there's really no denying the craftsmanship of this well memorial-themed piece of film. Hanks practicality steals the show as the captain of a small crew in which they head out to save one of there own. With Steven Spielberg in mind, it's just to say that practically none of his movies I've seen are relatively in the negative in any way. Overall, the film is quite a thriller, very well realistically made, and pretty unforgettable.
October 9, 2016
"Saving Private Ryan" is an incredibly strong, resonating movie that serves to be one of the best war films ever made thanks to sharp and revolutionary directing by Steven Spielberg and all great performances led by Tom Hanks. This is the definition of an epic war film with enormous set pieces and recreations of WWII battles that hits every emotion possible through its near three hour running time. The terror conveyed through the characters in this film is unreal as it shows the downright gruesome parts of war, as well as the very touching human side of its characters.
½ October 3, 2016
Saving Private Ryan may be flawed, but it's still a suitable showcase for the combined talents of Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
October 2, 2016
the best war movie ever made, IMHO
Super Reviewer
October 1, 2016
Yes the D-Day sequence is a technical marvel but it's important to remember that it occupies a very brief period of time in a nearly three hour movie. Also, while there may have been an attempt to insert an "anti-war" message into the plot, it gets muddled by several sequences that clearly contradict that intent and others that almost revel in extreme violence. Despite all of this there are scenes and moments that are undeniably compelling and Hanks gives one of his better performances here, I just can't accept the movie as a masterpiece.
September 30, 2016
Steven Spielberg is a genius among geniuses. Saving Private Ryan is the greatest war movie of all time, its 27 min long opening is probably he most intense sequence I've ever seen. Realism, fear, violence, pain, gore, everything war has ever been is transcripted in what is an example of perfect direction.
September 28, 2016
Saving Private Rian is for sure one of my favourite movies about World War Two.
Powered by some moving performance (first of all Tom Hanks'), this movie manages to be insightful and thought-provoking.
September 25, 2016
Spielberg kind of has fun with the "men on a mission" story but also knows how to show the devastation of war. It's pretty perfectly shot. Yes, over the top and the typical Spielberg melodrama that can be annoying, but without a doubt one of the more memorable war films in the last couple decades for how immersive it is. Not a lot of filmmakers are able to portray this area of film in the shockingly vivid way Spielberg is able to.
September 25, 2016
Saving Private Ryan employs a beautiful score, an outstanding ensemble cast led by Tom Hanks in one of his more subtle roles, and nearly perfect direction to perfectly visualize the horrors of war and the fraternal bond formed by fellow soldiers. It truly is a tragedy that this film did not receive the Oscar for Best Picture.
September 21, 2016
Flawless. I get the feels every time I watch this movie.
September 19, 2016
A trend setting technical marvel, Saving Private Ryan became highly influential for many a war movie/video game. Considering it's popularity, I can't help thinking that the 'patriotic war nostalgia' the film is steeped in helped influence public attitudes towards war, particularly in America. i.e. Reinventing/reversing a lot of the good work done by the likes of Oliver Stone in presenting war as total hell; presenting it instead as 'yeah, it's hell, but it's also a great visceral entertainment that happens to present war as a noble sacrifice.'

I can't help thinking the films popularity made the incoming wars in the Middle East a bit more acceptable to the American mindset.
September 17, 2016
The Omaha beach scene...I can't believe that some people call this movie bad after such a glorious scene.
September 15, 2016
A perfect film. From Spielberg's on-the-fly direction to his attention to the raw details, this is a movie that is directed so perfectly that it defies description. Where most war films shows you the combat, this epic, timeless masterpiece shows you the humanity in the midst of it.
September 14, 2016
Quite simply, there is a reason this is considered one of the war movie classics.
September 11, 2016
From the painfully realistic opening scenes at Omaha Beach to those last poignant moments on the bridge, Saving Private Ryan will have you captivated every single step of the way. Spielberg has created a masterpiece that perfectly captures what really goes on behind the glories of war while leaving a lasting impression on the viewer.
September 6, 2016
This movie had an intense feel all throughout and was a definite inspiration to make it through your obstacles for a good cause.
September 6, 2016
started watching this, got called away to do work, found that i had zero desire to come back and finish this. that says something about how boring it is.
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