Filmmaker Roman Polanski, who as a boy growing up in Poland watched while the Nazis devastated his country during World War II, directed this downbeat drama based on the true story of a privileged mus... read more
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release Date: December 27, 2002
DVD Release Date: May 27, 2003
Stats: 13,716 reviews
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January 4, 2013fb1664868775
A beautiful and moving film. Hightened by Polanski's closeness to the subject and Brody's stellar performance. A must see.
October 23, 2012
Adrien Brody and Thomas Kretschmann give tremendously haunting performances in Roman Polanski's The Pianist. The film does not seek our tears or sympathies, but instead tells the story of Polish pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman just as it is, and that makes it all the more emotionally...
August 15, 2012
Roman Polanski directs the harrowing story of Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish pianist and Jew who survived the horrors of the holocaust in WWII. Adrian Brody' performance is the centrepiece as it is a very personal journey as you watch with despair and revulsion as Polish jews are s...
July 15, 2012
I am awestruck and inspired. 3 well deserved Academy Awards (Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay).
June 30, 2012
"The Pianist" is shockingly raw and depressing vision of the Holocaust that is portrayed through the eyes of Roman Polanski. I don't feel right to pick at a movie about such a sensitive issue but there seems to be one gaping problem: emotional attachment with the main characters....
February 9, 2012
Roman Polanski's Oscar winning drama is probably the strongest film about the persecution of the Jews during World War Two, and leaves even more of an impression than Spielberg's Schindler's List. The story follows the family of pianist Szpilman's family as the Nazi occupy Warsaw...
January 26, 2012
The Pianist is a terrific film. The film is one of the better films starring Adrien Brody. Director Roman Polanski directs a terrific film about a Jewish pianist who tries to survive the Holocaust by playing the piano. I think that this Adrian Brody's best film, and he gives a st...
January 9, 2012
A slow masterpiece that doesn't need guns or wild sex to grab the audiences' attention. Its one of polanski's best and the one epic that redeemed his career after a streak of mediocre films.
September 11, 2011
The Pianist is the second greatest holocaust film ever, and is a masterpiece. Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrian Brody) is a Jewish Pianist at the beginning oh the Holocaust, and as he continues on, he struggles to survive, find shelter, and make it through the horrors he must witness a...
September 10, 2011fb1216165431
The Pianist is a true account of Polish-Jewish musician Wladyslaw Szpilman, survivor of the World War II German occupation in Poland. Baring the painful scars, haunting memories, and lasting grief of World War II with its brilliant visual and narrative style, The Pianist is bound...
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