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Saving Private Ryan Movie Review in Film Criticism Course

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      Saving Private Ryan movie review

      Spielberg’s ability to capture the palpable madness of war borders on the incredible. The first 25 minutes of the film – a re-creation of Omaha Beach from the point of view of an all-too-human Ranger captain, who’s been here and done this, but not at this level of violence – is surely one of the great tours de force of world cinema. From the spillage of viscera, the shearing of limbs, the gushing of blood and the psychotic whimsy of the bullets, to a final kind of fog of panic and soul-deep fear, he makes you glad it was your daddy’s job, and not yours.

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      Saving Private Ryan movie analysis

      Saving Private Ryan is clearly an anti-war film, and you can tell that just by reading the plot summary. It’s about the futility of warfare, the injustice of sending so many inexperienced soldiers to their deaths, and the pure terror that’s bred on the battlefield. But Spielberg doesn’t just show you that, he makes you feel it. His immersive action sequences and clear stylistic choices make you truly feel like you’re there – and that’s the best kind of propaganda there is. It’s one thing to learn about the horrors of war, but to see the carelessness with your own eyes and feel the fear with your own heart, that’s something else.

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      Armaghan Houshmand
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      War genre was never among my favorites, but this one ” Saving Private Ryan” was on another level. Usually war movies have cliche stories, but this one had a great plot and writing. The moral message of the movie and the final scenes were so daramatic that almost made me emotional and depressed. There is always a common point between war movies and that is how wars can be devastating. Needless to say that actings and the cinematography were just phenomenal and raised the tension of the movie to a higher level.

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      Saving Private Ryan is an anti-war film directed by Steven Spielberg to depict the unjust and futile aspects of war leading to genocide and slaughter of many people even civilians including women and innocent children.

      At first glance, it seems unfair to jeopardize the lives of many other soldiers to find and rescue James Ryan, the only survivor of a bereft family lamenting the loss of his three other brothers. Nevertheless, when the plot unfolded, after so much sacrifice, James Ryan refuses to be saved and escorted back to his mourning family.

      This reunion grants the troops more motivation to combat against Germans under the command of Captain Miller, who was once a schoolteacher. The film shows that war can change people so much and transform a schoolteacher into a machinegun, a warrior who should not hesitate to kill the enemies in the battlefield, and it was the blatant mistake he made about Willie, the German captive or prisoner who was set free.

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