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Saving Private Ryan Reviews

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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.
½ September 3, 2016
Despite probably boasting the most violent opening scene of all time, the movie carries through quite beautifully Spielberg's inherent humanism and faith in people. Tom Hanks stars as a conflicted Captain leading a search party in arguably one of his best roles, and it's truly the scenes between the first and last battle scenes that make the movie the masterpiece it is.
½ September 2, 2016
Uncompromising, powerful war movie that doesn't hold back when it comes to showing the brutality and devastation of battle. It perfectly balances the inhumanity of war and the humanity of its protagonists.
September 2, 2016
Steven Spielberg's war masterpiece brings together a legendary cast and images of combat that on their own are enough to strike an emotional cord.
August 23, 2016
My favorite movie of all time.
August 21, 2016
Increíble!! la primera parte es excelente, se siente completamente real, me sentía como jugando un juego de guerra, se siente como estar en la guerra de verdad, los efectos la hacen aun más realista, las actuaciones y las evoluciones de los personajes son muy buenas.
August 20, 2016
One of if not the best war action film. It's definitely top 5.
August 7, 2016
After a truly haunting opening sequence, Saving Private Ryan sails along as an excellent war movie (yet another fantastic Tom Hanks performance) and is arguably one of Spielburgs best as well. With a strong ending - and one of the most grizzly non-horror openings ever, Saving Private Ryan never stops once for a breather.
Verdict: A+
August 5, 2016
Difficult to watch (especially that opening scene), but worth it. Spielberg unveils humans on all sides of conflict without glorifying the violence involved. Instead, the film reveals enough to be horrifying and heartbreaking without being reproachful. The casting and the character portrayals in this film was very well-executed
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
July 29, 2016
One of the best war movies made, Don't think there will ever be a better one, Very well acted by all the cast, Fantastic story and the action which was very realistic especially the first scene which just topped it off, Tom Hanks best film he will ever make, Every death in the cast felt emotional as we get to bond with all the cast very quick and easy, One of the films to watch before you die.
July 27, 2016
Tom Hanks and Jeremy Davies dominate the screen with captivating performances in a film that thrives off of its excellent direction and stellar cinematography.
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