Schindler's List Reviews

May 5, 2022
It’s a bad business
Mar 7, 2022
Steven Spielberg's triumphant Schindler's List is a remarkable and moving memorial to an historical Holocaust. It is also a timely reminder of what genocide and "ethnic cleansing" really mean. But, above all, it is a cracking movie.
Apr 15, 2021
Using every ounce of his awe some technical skill, the man who sent T. rex and Indiana Jones racing through our imagination brings us a story of human horror beyond imagination.
Apr 15, 2021
Once in a very great while, a movie insinuates itself so deeply into your consciousness that it offers not vicarious experience but instead, direct experience. Steven Spielberg's heartfelt, monumental Schindler's List is such a movie.
Apr 15, 2021
This is a movie that succeeds brilliantly not just in bringing a terrible chapter in history back to life, but in meticulously depicting the processes through which a self-obsessed and immature man becomes integrated and responsible.
Apr 15, 2021
There are enough "Spielbergian" set pieces and incidental touches to keep Schindler accessible to those who believe that the best Spielberg is the perky Spielberg of the E.T. and Indiana Jones romps.
Apr 15, 2021
How does one comprehend the magnitude of the Holocaust? Remarkably, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List defines the horror of Hitler's "final solution" on vividly human terms without diminishing its scope or impact.
Apr 15, 2021
Few films have ever dealt so chillingly with what philosopher Hannah Arendt called "the banality of evil."
Apr 15, 2021
Liam Neeson is a splendid Schindler, tall, handsome, devil-may-care and a poker-playing genius. Ben Kingsley, as Itzhak Stern, Schindler's accountant and chief aide, is as brilliant as ever, and Ralph Fiennes is evil and powerful as Amon Goeth.
Apr 15, 2021
A towering cinematic accomplishment from director Steven Spielberg that left all other 1993 films in its wake.
Apr 15, 2021
Spielberg's dazzlingly modulated epic Schindler's List is nothing less than astonishing.
Apr 15, 2021
A near-documentary, brilliantly designed and choreographed, [and] a character study in which Ralph Fiennes, the winningly urbane Liam Neeson, and the magnificently impassive Ben Kingsley attain a memorable dramatic intensity.
Apr 15, 2021
Its images of horror and its message of hope -- recounting the Talmudic verse "whoever saves one life saves the world entire" -- should not and will not be forgotten.
Apr 14, 2021
Schindler's List is a great movie that serves a greater purpose. This epic story of one man's conscience reminds the world that an individual's rise to heroism in the face of mass insanity can make a difference.
Apr 14, 2021
Liam Neeson gives a fine performance as Schindler, steering the character through his grand arc. Kingsley is predictably good, and Ralph Fiennes is chilling as Goeth the camp commandant... But the movie is Spielberg's triumph.
Apr 14, 2021
Steven Zaillian's ingeniously structured script presents the unpalatable in a way it can be digested -- by hooking it into a powerful, almost mythical story about a man who becomes a hero almost in spite of himself.
Apr 14, 2021
Neeson creates a mixture of saint and sinner, dandy and buccaneer, a thick-skinned rascal capable of great tenderness.
Apr 14, 2021
A thoughtful, rigorous and thereby moving piece of work.
Apr 14, 2021
With his brave new film, Steven Spielberg not only tackles a subject that's largely been ignored by mainstream Hollywood but manages to handle it in an accessible, pulpy way that doesn't detract from the gravity of the material.
Apr 14, 2021
It's draining, emotionally and physically, but there's no other way that this story could have been told and have the effect that it should.
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