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R| 3 hr. 15 min.

Plot Summary
Businessman Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson) arrives in Krakow in 1939, ready to make his fortune from World War II, which has just started. After joining the Nazi party primarily for political expediency, he staffs his factory with Jewish workers for similarly pragmatic reasons. When the SS begins exterminating Jews in the Krakow ghetto, Schindler arranges to have his workers protected to keep his factory in operation, but soon realizes that in so doing, he is also saving innocent lives.

Cast: Liam Neeson , Ben Kingsley , Ralph Fiennes , Caroline Goodall , Jonathan Sagalle , Embeth Davidtz , Malgoscha Gebel , Shmulik Levy

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Historical drama

Distributor: Argentina Video Home, MCA/Universal Pictures [us]

Schindler's List (1993)

Release Date: December 15th, 1993|3 hr. 15 min.

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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Schindler's List, despite blatant compromises, is a rending historical document. But the film's near-certain victory is based less on merit than on the marketing of its ambitious intentions. The academy doesn't judge movies, it weighs them by subject matter. On that basis, Spielberg's epic tips the scales. show more

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    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    By any measure, the horrifying yet powerfully uplifting Schindler's List from director Steven Spielberg is a milestone in the art of filmmaking. [15 Dec 1993] show more

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    Mike Clark USA Today

    With flawless precision, the movie flows seamlessly between a virtual newsreel approach (to chronicle senseless, arbitrary atrocities on the people) and a slightly more direct narrative technique that characterized the film's three dominant characters - each one cast to perfection. [15 Dec 1993] show more

  • February 25, 2013 lukebarnhart77
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    Sorry, I don\'t want to sound insensitive, but last time I checked my calendar it wasn\'t 1940. We make movies in color now. Also a good hour longer than it should have been. It could have been incredible but these factors left me quite bored with it all.

  • August 13, 2012 filmlover1994
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    I Like Janusz Kaminski\'s Black & White Cinematography.

  • January 28, 2009 Lopcar1993
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    Schindler's list is perhaps the best and most heartbreaking depiction of the Holocaust ever, It's a dark and heart breaking tale of one man's journey to become a hero to the Jew's of today, Liam Neeson plays Oskar Schindler a greedy factory owner who hires Jew's to minimum wage work for him. Soon enough he has all the money in the world and is happy as can be. Or so it appears, as the film progress you see the demeanor and attitude of Schindler change dramatically when he watches the Jewish people get slaughtered like animals by the Nazi's, after that he sets his heart on the sole task if getting them out of the camps and into his country. Schindler's List is the proven example of human kindness and compassion, It's a movie that will make your heart break and make the spirit soar at his heroic feet. Schindler's List is one of the greatest films ever made and will continue to shock and amaze people for all time. I very highly recommend this movie!

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