Saving Private Ryan Reviews
It starts off with the greatest beginning scenes ever put the film, with appallingly realistic imagery, horrifying use of sound, visceral action and most important of all, you start to care about all of the characters from the second the movie begins, to the second it ends.
No movie has ever had such a heartbreaking yet beautiful ending to its story, that has never had me crying so hard, than Spielberg's most powerful film: Saving Private Ryan.
Saving Private Ryan is the most realistic and visceral war movie ever created.
The beauty of this film's inspiring achievement is Spielberg's tight focus on displaying the truth of combat. It's unglamorous and brutal; no one can ever truly be prepared for the psychological terror and turmoil that follows that level of carnage.
"Saving Private Ryan" is a landmark in brave contemporary filmmaking, and a breathtaking cinematic poem. From the inspiring performances to the chaotic battle sequences to the quiet character moments, this is near perfect filmmaking right from the jump. One of the greatest films ever made, as well as one of my personal favorites.
My boss' veteran father saw this film and was asked how realistic it was. He responded that this film was the most realistic depiction of the action and events he had ever seen on film. His only criticism was that they didn't swear as much as was shown (I surmise that swearing incessantly is a modern phenomenon).
There are elements of American and other elements of propaganda here that may be overblown, but should not take away from this being a timeless classic.
really is. Speilburg's best film since Indiana Jones.
Personal rating: 74/100
Critical rating: 92/100