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Schindler's List Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's a noble achievement, and essential viewing.
November 17, 2004
Schindler's List s'inscrit parmis les meilleurs films de Steven Spielberg et se veut un portrait très réussi de l'holocauste et de l'horreur qui en découle.
| Original Score: B+
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 4, 2004
Dirigido com uma discrição pouco comum em Spielberg, o filme emociona por sua crueldade e conquista graças à complexidade do caráter de Schindler.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
May 27, 2004
There's no trust here from the director that the audience might be able to fathom the horrors of the Holocaust if the lines between good and bad aren't distinctly drawn.
Full Review | Original Score: 33/100
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
April 9, 2004
The film is as historically important as it is dramatic, and every high school student should see it.
| Original Score: A+
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
March 12, 2004
Many of the images, like the invasion of the Krakow ghetto, unfold like a collective nightmare of unspeakable brutality and dread.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 12, 2004
Spielberg is enough of a master showman to break up the horror with small rewards.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
March 11, 2004
A film for the ages.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 9, 2004
Spielberg is such a filmmaking savant that it's hard to tell where the cinema ends and the protection of his sanity begins in Schindler's List
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 3, 2004
Many (including me) might argue that, for all its excellence, Schindler's List isn't Spielberg's best movie, but it's certain to retain its standing as his most important.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 5, 2004
A classic that stays with the audience long after the closing credits conclude.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
November 28, 2003
A theme park ride masquerading as master's thesis.
| Original Score: 2/5
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
October 3, 2003
A masterpiece of epic proportions. Nothing captures all the different sides of the terror of the Holocaust as well as this gripping story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Rising brilliantly to the challenge of this material and displaying an electrifying creative intelligence, Mr. Spielberg has made sure that neither he nor the Holocaust will ever be thought of in the same way again.
D. S.
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Because Schindler's List is a movie of such power, scope and intelligence, it will eventually take its place alongside masterpieces like Battleship Potemkin, Grand Illusion and The Great Dictator.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Solid holocaust drama that confuses the importance of the subject with the importance of itself.
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Who would have thought that it would be a master of fantasy like Steven Spielberg who would direct what might be the most wrenching film ever made?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 20, 2002
Explores the mystery of goodness in this astonishing drama of a scoundrel's amazing acts of bravery and selflessness.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 15, 2002
For a movie -- or more accurately, a Hollywood-approved art movie -- this often-stunning work puts the Holocaust into bracing perspective.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Schindler's List, despite blatant compromises, is a rending historical document.
| Original Score: 4/5
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