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A Gripping & Grimly Realistic War Film

Advantages: Immersive/atmospheric/gripping, thought provoking,
Disadvantages: Dialogue fast paced & hard to follow at times (near start of the film) 1-2 unlikely plot details

- Story - This film starts in 1944, during the invasion of Normandy in France, where US soldiers fight to get ashore without being shot down. Two victims are later named as brothers of a Private James Ryan and when it becomes clear that said Ryan ...

IzzyS 02.01.2017 · Read full review
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Stacking the Emotional Deck, Again

Advantages: Some very good scenes. Ensemble cast work, and Edward Burns, especially.
Disadvantages: Ultimately overdone, hyper-real; some weak dialogue; incessant music; inescapable schmaltz; unwitting propaganda. Matt Damon.

Dare I swim against the torrential tide of accolades heaped by masses of film critics—many of whom I thought were more discerning—upon Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan”(1998)? I might be swept away and dashed against the rocks in the process, but ...

zerbine28 06.03.2004 · Read full review
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Saving Private Ryan - Possibly The Best War Film Ever?

Advantages: Gritty realism
Disadvantages: Heartbreaking

Saving Private Ryan I was looking forward to watching The Pacific after seeing the billboards everywhere, because I loved Band of Brothers. Yet, a few weeks in and it is a great disappointment. So, I decided to watch this to remind myself of Spielb ...

LAURALILIA 27.04.2010 · Read full review
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Saving more than just Ryan

Advantages: A very poignant movie
Disadvantages: The plot is a bit thin

Synopsis ●●●●●●● Having lead and survived one of the assaults on Omaha beach during the D-day landings, Captain John Miller and his team of 8 soldiers are selected for a special mission to enter into German oc ...

christianfilmcritic 07.07.2006 · Read full review
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Lest We Forget

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...~ ~ Now I know that Steven Spielberg has made many fine movies, and that which one is the best of the bunch is a very personal choice, but in the opinion of this “mad cabbie”, this offering, Saving Private Ryan, (1998) comes close to being his ...

the_mad_cabbie 21.07.2001 · Read full review
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