Told from the perspective of businessman Oskar Schindler who saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory. Schindler’s List is based on a true story, illustrated in black and white and controversially filmed in many original locations.
Highly Overrated But Still Good
it is finally so absorbing because it plays like a lyrical road odyssey that’s also a detective story.
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
Actress is magnificent and exudes a hypnotic screen presence in this affecting drama.
That movie made me feel some deep emotions Liam Neeson acting was fantastic, probably the best thing of the movie. Otherwise some scenes were over dramatized Overall I rate it a solid 8/10
A great masterpiece by Steven Spielberg ..7 oscar ,four golden globe , 7 BAFTA ..Many more awards ..shows greatness of this movie...
I have just finished watching this movie for the first time and OMG how on earth did I let this one slip by! It has to me one of the most powerful, moving and thought evoking movies ever produced, made even more so by the fact that it is a true story and these atrocities actually happened. This is not my usual genre but I was engrossed for the full 3 hours 15 minutes that the movie ran for. Spielberg really brings this one home! This is arguably his best movie to date and he has some great movies to compare against. I have also seen Liam Neeson in a completely different light and this performance really highlights what a truly great actor he is.I know there are some views on here stating that we don't need these atrocities spelled out to us in such a brutal fashion but actually I think we do. Yes we all know that atrocities happened during WWII but watching Schindler's List brings home the reality of it and really lets you empathize with the plight of not just the Jews but every other persecuted people in nearly every other war throughout history and the genocide that is still happens today. We should never forget that this and other atrocities actually happened, which some quarters seem to want us to do in today's politically correct society. It also shows us that even in the darkest hour there will always be a light of hope and humanity and that there are still good people in the world.Everybody should see this movie once and even if you think it is too much and score a 1, you can't be human if you are not moved just a little.
The movie looks honest, whether it is or not is not for me to decide. 6,000,000 deaths and 1200 lives provide a decent contrast and real situation, though the movie may not satisfy people belonging to believes involved in the movie. It is clear that it's a story of a small island lost somewhere in a gigantic ocean, the characters shown in the film are those who live and hence it doesn't really hit that hard emotionally, but in the climax where Schindler realizes the value of human life really hits that chord rather strongly. Things are modified to suit the flow of the story but the overall conclusion is not far from the reality, this is somewhere in the realm of fantasy fabricated into a real story.Overall, it's a must watch for someone who would like to get an idea about the hardships the life can throw at us and the level where a human can go either in absolute presence or absence of power. Also, I would like to appreciate that in spite of involving sentiments of different parts of society, this movie has hold it's position so high on IMDb, if this would be a tad shorter and a little less cliche, this would have been above The Godfather.