Schindler's List
Schindler's List (1993)

Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 9, 2004
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Schindler's List blends the abject horror of the Holocaust with Steven Spielberg's signature tender humanism to create the director's dramatic masterpiece.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

For this film Spielberg has done the best directing of his career. Much of his previous work has been clever and some of it better than that, but Schindler's List is masterly.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

What the visual immediacy of Schindler's List does is to prod each of us to fill in the gaps of emotion for ourselves. To put this another way, the more you are able to invest in this superb, demanding film, the more you are likely to get back.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Spielberg uses stark, brutal realism to put over his powerful points about racism and ethnic cleansing, and the use of stunning black-and-white photography and gritty hand-held camera footage give the film a potent documentary style.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

More than any previous non-documentary Holocaust movie, this one convinces through the accumulation of such detail.

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Terrence Rafferty
New Yorker

Few American movies since the silent era have had anything approaching this picture's narrative boldness, visual audacity, and emotional directness.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Not so important socially as it thinks it is, perhaps, but even more important aesthetically and thematically.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Schindler's List is filmed in black and white, but the triumph of Neeson's portrait and Steven Zaillian's screenplay is that Oskar Schindler remains gray and enigmatic.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

What Spielberg has done in this Holocaust story is simply and forcefully place us there.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Spielberg never solves the Schindler riddle, which keeps this from being a truly great picture. He does bring to Schindler's List the technical skill and dazzling smoothness of a movie-making natural.

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Flixster Audience Score: 97% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Spielbergs masterpiece. An amazing cast makes this one of the all time best movies.
Eric Shankle
A stunning piece of work and one of the most important films ever made. "Schindler's List" is powerful and disturbing; it gives an accurate look… More
xGary Xx
Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Thomas Keneally's novel based on the role of Oscar Schindler during the holocaust was very much his cinematic coming… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
A near flawless film with wonderful acting and fantastic writing. It is a beautiful, haunting portrayal of the Holocaust.
Sam Barnett
No film I have ever seen manages to convey stronger emotions than "Schindler's List".
Graham Jones
Maybe the most tremendous filmmaking achievement of all. Spielberg's dramatic look at the Holocaust and the Schindlerjuden is an amazing film on many… More

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