The movie is based on a true story of Nazi Czech businessman Oskar Schindler, who uses Jewish labor to start a factory in occupied Poland. As World War II progresses, and the fate of the Jews becomes more and more clear, Schindler’s motivations switch from profit to human sympathy and he is able to save over 1100 Jews from death in the gas chambers.
The fact that so much of this movie is in black & white really adds to the eeriness of the time period this takes place in. John Williams’ score is yet again epic and elevates this movie so much and he fully deserved the oscar win, the movie is also flawlessly written, the set design is amazing as well. And of course, the performances are great. This is the best Liam Neeson performances I have seen and Ralph Fiennes as the sinister commandant Amon Goeth is great in this movie. Not his best work as an actor but still great!
You can’t really say anything negative about this movie. This is as close to perfect as movies get. The 3 hour and 15 minute runtime may be off-putting for people, but, when you got a movie that is crafted so well in every single way, the runtime just flies by.
I think after a review like this, there’s really no surprise of what my final grade will be! 10/10*
Director: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Thomas Keneally, Steven Zaillian
Starring: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes
Runtime: 195 minutes