Schindler's List (Film) Review

Schindler's List

Released: 15th December 1993
RRP: TBC
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall
Rating: R
Running Time: 200

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

Todd McCarthy (Variety) said:
"This is the film to win over Spielberg skeptics."
Colin Kennedy (Empire Magazine) said:
"This is a beautifully crafted, hopeful movie."
(Film4) said:
"A heart-rending and redemptive Holocaust story, this Oscar-grabbing epic added to Spielberg's directorial credibility, showing he could handle controversial, sophisticated stories with real sensitivity."
Geoff Andrew (Time Out) said:
"It's a noble achievement, and essential viewing."
Janet Maslin (New York Times) said:
"Rising brilliantly to the challenge of this material and displaying an electrifying creative intelligence, Mr. Spielberg has made sure that neither he nor the Holocaust will ever be thought of in the same way again."
Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) said:
"Schindler's List, despite blatant compromises, is a rending historical document."
(BBC) said:
"The documentary style allows Spielberg to deliver his message without preaching. The clever use of light and shade also makes it visually stunning."
Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) said:
"What is most amazing about this film is how completely Spielberg serves his story. The movie is brilliantly acted, written, directed and seen."


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