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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    Schindler's List, despite blatant compromises, is a rending historical document.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

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    Julie Salamon Wall Street Journal

    A movie that falls outside the ordinary, or even the extraordinary. There is enormous passion and artistic integrity throughout this film. [11 Jan 1994, p.A10(E)] show more

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    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    What is most amazing about this film is how completely Spielberg serves his story. The movie is brilliantly acted, written, directed and seen. Individual scenes are masterpieces of art direction, cinematography, special effects, crowd control. show more

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    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    What is surprising is how well Spielberg captures the horror, moving his camera with the fury of a combat photographer on the run. [17 Dec 1993] show more

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    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Because this film touches us so deeply, the catharsis has a power that few -- if any -- other moments in film history can match. And that's what establishes this as a transcendent motion picture experience. show more

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    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    True, traces of his bad habits show through at certain moments, especially near the end, when a long and lachrymose scene plunges into Spielgerian sentimentality of the gooiest kind. But before that unfortunate point, Schinder's List serves up three full hours of brilliant storytelling. That's as humane and compassionate as it is gripping and provocative. [15 Dec 1993] show more

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    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A powerful and affecting piece of work. show more

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    TV Guide

    Director Steven Spielberg has achieved something close to the impossible--a morally serious, aesthetically stunning historical epic that is nonetheless readily accessible to a mass audience. 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!

  • October 08, 2008 Desi623
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    it was a pretty good cruel movie i could barely take it and had to keep on fast fowarding but i liked it

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