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Schindler's List Reviews

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February 22, 2013
Few American movies since the silent era have had anything approaching this picture's narrative boldness, visual audacity, and emotional directness.
February 22, 2013
Ultimately, the film is memorable as much for simple testimony as for the cinematic art it displays.
February 22, 2013
Schindler's List serves up three full hours of brilliant storytelling that's as humane and compassionate as it is gripping and provocative.
January 16, 2013
What Spielberg has done in this Holocaust story is simply and forcefully place us there.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 15, 2013
There are a few moments -- a handful, out of a three-hour film -- in which Spielberg does push the story into melodrama. As for the rest, though, Schindler's List has a real and unexpected integrity.
December 18, 2010
Accurate, heartbreaking masterpiece about the Holocaust.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 2, 2009
Schindler's List, because it is so finely crafted and authentic, truly allows one to experience the devastating, calculated breakdown of a Polish Jew in 1939 through the end of the war.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 6, 2009
Schindler's List is a film whose meanings are to be found less in its uplifting outline than in its harrowing flow of images -- images of fear, hope, horror, compassion, degradation, chaos, and death.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 29, 2008
In a film that is mostly black and white, small touches of color -- a candle flame; a child's coat, bright red -- bring the enormity of the tragedy into excruciating focus.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
July 5, 2008
a beautiful masterpiece... even though it's the hardest movie ever to watch
| Original Score: 5/5
April 10, 2008
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Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
March 18, 2008
Accessible ... .
Full Review | Original Score: A
February 19, 2008
This is the film to win over Spielberg skeptics.
February 19, 2008
This is a beautifully crafted, hopeful movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 19, 2008
A heart-rending and redemptive Holocaust story, this Oscar-grabbing epic added to Spielberg's directorial credibility, showing he could handle controversial, sophisticated stories with real sensitivity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 9, 2007
Spielberg made the picture with sufficient professional gravitas to signal that he understood the line he was walking. But it is ultimately just a movie, and we all know that in a black-and-white film, chocolate syrup can be read as blood.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 87/100
August 18, 2007
Spielberg has painted his masterpiece with his own blood.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
February 10, 2007
Not only is the subject matter different for Spielberg, the way it is treated is a departure both for him and for the business as usual standards of major studio releases.
February 5, 2007
The [film succeeds] at conveying some of the enormity of the Holocaust, as well as some of its banal details, in a fully accessible manner, at a time when much of our collective memory and understanding of it is rapidly slipping away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 3, 2007
The movie is raw and unexpected and it vividly depicts the Holocaust in all its monstrousness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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