Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the America... read more
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release Date: July 24, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 2, 1999
Stats: 55,619 reviews
Flixster Reviews (55,619)
May 24, 2013
When Steven Spielberg was finally handed a long overdue Oscar in 1993, he received it for tackling the harrowing genocides of World War II in "Schindler's List". So far, he's only received two Best Director Awards and the other was fittingly received when he tackled the battlefie...
May 16, 2013
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November 24, 2012
Technically exceptional and surprisingly unsentimental for Spielberg, this is a powerful and intense depiction of the brutality and horrors of war. A marvellous film that makes us deeply care about its characters and shows us that in war there is no honor, only death.
August 2, 2012
I don't think I've ever seen a war film as realistically portrayed as this one. There are scenes in "Saving Private Ryan" that still haunt me. It's filmed in a unique way that draws you into what's going on. You almost experience what the soldiers are going through, that's how po...
July 28, 2012fb100000293612769
A powerful film. It's only misstep is the length; the plot drags a bit, but the impressive action sequences completely absorb the viewer.
July 22, 2012fb1664868775
The opening beach scene is a shining moment in in war film history. Never has the violence and emotion been so real. With great performances from the entire ensemble, along with Schindler's List, Spielberg shows he reigns supreme when it comes to WWII films.
July 11, 2012
Saving Private Ryan is technically skilled and quite impressively shot by lenser Januz Kaminski, but it is completely hollow as a film and one that sinks in it's own patriotic flag waving.
From the early brutal shots to the very last ones, this is all about dodging bullets, runn...
March 9, 2012
I remember when "Saving Private Ryan" first hit theaters, some theaters banned children under 17 to go watch the movie, even with their parents. I still remember many of the stories of countless audience members walking out with shuddering and trembling hands as if they were enac...
February 25, 2012
Saving Private Ryan. The best war film i've ever seen. Second only to Jurassic Park as my favorite of Spielberg's films. Tom Hanks plays his role excellently, and one I wouldn't expect him to do after watching Big. An amazing screenplay and realistic action sequences and one of t...
January 13, 2012
A masterpiece! One of the best war movies ever made.
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