Saving Private Ryan Synopsis
WWII soldiers (Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore) risk all to send another home.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
A watershed picture, for both Spielberg and war movies.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Steven Spielberg's best war film -- and one of the two or three best movies the director has made.
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San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
The effect is riveting and frightening. You feel you are under siege with the combatants.
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New York Post

A film of such cyclonic visual and emotional power, of such dazzling virtuosity and shattering humanity, that it is difficult to endure,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
An overwhelming experience.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
The rawest, most sustained screen portrayal of 20th century combat.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A movie of staggering virtuosity and raw lyric power, a masterpiece of terror, chaos, blood, and courage.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This film embodies ideas. After the immediate experience begins to fade, the implications remain and grow.
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By James Berardinelli
For those who are willing to brave the movie's shocking and unforgettable images, Saving Private Ryan offers a singular motion picture...
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story raises hard moral questions relating to the relative value of human lives and the overwhelming debt that may be felt by those who...
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One Of A Kind

By flixwatchergal
I just rewatched this movie and even though I needed to go to bed because I had to work the next day I just could not shut the movie off. I have seen this movie numerous times, even so there is...

WWII as real as it gets

By the_flick_reviewing_king
A movie which left veterans in tears and many other movie watchers. It isnt for the faint of heart as the story takes you from the trajic yet victorious D-day invasion of Normandy France across...

Saving Private Ryan

By The Cow Pharaoh
The Best War Movie ever made. It showed how bad things where in WWII and keeps you hooked. I'm a fan of History but you don't have to be to love this movie. I give it 5 army helmets out of 5...

Great war movie

By redyeah
Tom Hanks does his Tom Hanks thing perfectly. We see him and want to be on his side. Brilliant cast with incredible performances. Including Adam Goldberg's amazing scene towards the middle-last part...

Five Word Review

Awesome movie Great American story...


By Dylano
This was the first war film i saw when i was three i love this now when people ohh love that means its alright but seriously when someone says hey whats your favorite movie i say saving private ryan...

Great movie and Awesome cast!!!

By Brit07
This movie is just beautiful! Great story, awesome cast, and just an overall just awesome movie!!! Tom Hanks delivered an awesome performance as usual :) along with Tom Sizemore, Barry Pepper, Edward...

Saving Private Ryan Movie Review

By Asianfreak
100 out of 100 The performances that made this movie so thrilling, so mind-blowing, so loud that it will make you open your eyes through the battle D-Day invasion....


By RUReady
Own it on DVD...


By ggbull
im really a fan of old civil war movies that is a good movie!...

More Info

Rated R | For Language, Graphic Sequences of War and Graphic Sequences of Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Bloody, tragic war epic doesn't hold back.
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