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December 2, 2016
Steven Spielberg ceaselessly captures the horrors of war without in any way glorifying it. He deserves the accolades he got for this film. The entire ensemble is brilliant, with Hanks standing out the most, as always.
½ November 30, 2016
Probably one of the best war movies I've ever seen, the combat is realistic, the story is good, and the acting is magnificent!! If you want to see a good war movie and haven't seen this one, go check it out! I highly recommend it!!
November 26, 2016
Rating: 8.9 out of 10.
November 24, 2016
Saving Private Ryan is an immersive experience using eye level camera shots, wide cinematography, grainy filters, and reflective screenplay to suck you into the emotional drama of the soldiers of World War II and the third act is a beautiful example of good writing and production design.
November 12, 2016
Possibly the most brutal movie ever made, yet by far the greatest war movie of all time.
November 11, 2016
Really well done, and relatively interesting. The actors did great! Though it was a good movie, I probably won't watch it again because it is a little too long for what it is.
November 9, 2016
An excellent movie, with a believable plot, great acting, and scenery/props that really make you feel like you are in the middle of a real war taking place. Defenitely a must-see!
November 9, 2016
It was a long time coming but I finally watched "Saving Private Ryan" on History Channel.
October 28, 2016
Best-Stephen Spielberg movie-so far. This movie depicts the horrors of war in the most affective way possible. From the viewpoint of a war veteran on the Normandy Landing on D-day which works in ways that will make you feel for the people in this movie, not just the major and minor characters, but even for the extras and to think this actually did happen, it is truly terrifying. The depiction of war is really horrifyingly realistic, in fact it's the most realistic war film I've seen so far. Tom Hanks as always gives a great performance in this film which made it 100 times better, he is a master at what he does, he never makes an okay performance, he always gives it his all. Amazing direction, top notch acting, an amazing first sequence and a very emotional final act mixed altogether to make the best war film of all time. (Not exagerating)
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.
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