Schindler's List - 1993 (R)


Year of Release: 1998
Rated: R
Director: Steven Spielberg
Approx. Running Time: 3 hours 17 minutes
Format(s): DVD & VHS
My Rating: 5 stars (Out Of 5)


From Back Cover:

The List Is Life

Schindler's List, a Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honored films of all time.

Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, it also won every major Best Picture award and an exceptional number of additional honors. Among them were seven British Academy Awards; the Best Picture Awards from the New York Film Critics Circle, the National Society of Film Critics, the National Board of Review, the Producers Guild, the Los Angeles Film Critics, the Chicago, Boston and Dallas Film Critics; a Christopher Award; and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Golden Globe Awards. Steven Spielberg was further honored with the Directors Guild Of America Award.

The film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,000 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference, and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film, which also won Academy Awards for Screenplay, Cinematography, Music, Editing, and Art Direction, stars an acclaimed cast headed by Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathon Sagalle, and Embeth Davidtz.

My Comments:

A masterpiece of cinema, but one that takes too heavy a toll on the emotions to watch it with any real frequency. I've seen it only a handful of times since its release more than 15 years ago, but each time I've watched it, I've come away truly moved. This is a movie every person must see at least once.

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