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Saving Private Ryan Reviews

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March 11, 2016
Great movie... One of tom hanks best
March 6, 2016
They save Private Ryan.
March 5, 2016
Full of action and plenty of Spielberg in it, Saving Private Ryan makes life 72 years ago feel so relatable and present.
March 4, 2016
This movie is terrible with very many people dying and bloody gore so I would recommend not watching this with your child
March 4, 2016
From its opening - featuring a graphic and brutally honest depiction of the assault on Omaha Beach - to its heartbreaking, punch-in-the-gut ending, and all of the unsurprisingly grand Spielberg-style action and character development in between, "Saving Private Ryan" is one of Steven Spielberg's best films. And that's saying something!
½ February 27, 2016
Saving private Ryan is a brutally realistic world war 2 movie and one of the greatest war movies of all time. Tom Hanks' likability shines through in one of Spielberg's finest films. This is a war film everyone should see.
February 21, 2016
The most realistic, dreadful, emotionally driven war picture i've ever had the pleasure (maybe displeasure really) to watch.
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.
February 20, 2016
The best World War 2 movie of all time. Great cast, director, and story. It throws you into the realistic world of war. One of the best 3 1/2 hours of my life.
February 20, 2016
Buy the popcorn, leave your brain at the lobby and enjoy another Spielberg film aimed for the 14 year old's.
February 18, 2016
First 28 minutes is a masterpiece. The rest of the movie is just OK.
February 12, 2016
absolutley amazing film by far one of my favourites of all time
February 10, 2016
This is an epic portrait of enormous combat and intimate circumstances. It's about the futility of war, and the fact that extraordinary evil can only be overcome by extraordinary good and peace; it's about doing the right thing, plain and simple. Spielberg's monumental cinematic masterwork is also a testament to the inglorious and ugly truth of war; how it isn't a subject to be encouraged or even admired.

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.
February 5, 2016
Steven Spielberg´s evocative masterly direction combined with an exuberant cenography and Tom Hank´s strong performance makes Saving Private Ryan a compelling and distinct World War II drama.
January 30, 2016
Speilberg's greatest film. Another showcase for Tom Hank's diversity as an actor. Not just another war film, Saving Private Ryan brings the Normandy Invasion to us in likely the most realistic depiction of the original event.

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.
Super Reviewer
½ January 29, 2016
"This time the mission is a man." Saving Private Ryan is a powerful and evocative World War II epic from director Steven Spielberg. Dealing with the value of life and the personal toll that war takes on one's humanity, the film addresses some compelling issues. The story follows an American Army unit that's sent to find a paratrooper whose brothers were killed in the Normandy invasion. Starring Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, and Matt Damon, the film features an all-star cast that gives some incredible performances. And the production values, from the costumes, to the make-up effects, to the cinematography, are extraordinarily well-done. Additionally, John Williams crafts a magnificent score that accentuates the visceral imagery. Delivering a raw and uncompromising depiction of warfare, Saving Private Ryan is a cinematic masterpiece.
January 20, 2016
My personal favorite movie of all time. Gruesomely realistic depictions of war are placed along side greatly acted and relatable characters. Among Spielberg's best.
½ January 18, 2016
The best war film that you will ever see.
January 13, 2016
Saving Private Ryan is an incredible movie, it's realistic, and captures what war
really is. Speilburg's best film since Indiana Jones.
½ January 12, 2016
One of Spielberg's longest and finest, and that first part might be its major disadvantage. 'Saving Private Ryan' captures the realistic darkness of humanity and its struggle against the basic morality of right and wrong. Spielberg portrayals death through his smart directing, and never stops to seize the audience through these never ending up-growing characters, due to the fact that we barely understand what they're going through, but somehow never stop to relate to them. It definitely is Oscar-worthy, but it got much more to tell about the dark side of humanity rather than on the war itself; so don't expect a Michael Bay flick, and it sure isn't flawless. The motivation why to save Ryan isn't perfect, and the vast amount of characters drags the depth of the main & excellent ones down. But it's both a major technical & moral achievement.

Personal rating: 74/100
Critical rating: 92/100
January 10, 2016
Beautiful and Brilliant but one of those movies I couldn't watch again. Graphical scenes depicting the Botros of war
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