from MOSELLE, MS
Reviewed on 5/16/2019...
This is a stunning and vivid movie in regards to the impact of the pograms of the naziís had on Hitlers outcasts. Human nature shows itís face in this film in both positive and negative acts of people. A great movie to show the facets of human desire in a volatile time.
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Reviewed on 12/5/2008...
For all his talent at bringing to life vivid fantasies, Stephen Spielberg's greatest gift as a filmmaker is his ability to create a window into the most hellish landscapes imaginable and give the audience an inside look. Very few directors mingle tragedy and humanity so seamlessly, and Schindler's List is a tour-de-force example of that.
Spielberg makes brilliant use of black and white film to create both the 1940s-era feel and his stark, fearless depiction of the brutality of the Nazis. The Nazi atrocities are portrayed particularly frighteningly with the camp director Amon Goeth, played with sociopathic intensity by Ralph Fiennes.
But the core strength of the film comes from the portrayal that Spielberg and Liam Neeson create of Oskar Schindler. Neither flinches from Schindler's greed, opportunism, drinking, extravagance and womanizing. Despite his all-too-human failings, Schindler found himself capable of tremendous heroism.
If any film can capture humanity's dichotomy, the extremes of good and evil of which we are capable, it is Schindler's List. Its moving, terrifying, heartbreaking and triumphant.
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