Schindler's List movie review - Aussieboyreviews


It’s very heartbreaking and graphic, but the film’s themes, violence, nudity and language is not meant for kids. Liam Neeson stars in this realistic Holocaust war-drama.


During WWII in a German-occupied Poland, a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party, Oskar Schindler, tries to save Jewish employees after witnessing the persecution of Jews by the Nazis.

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Movie details

Director: Steven Spielberg
Cast: Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz
Writer: Steven Zaillian
Release Date (Australia): 10 February 1994
Runtime: 195 minutes/3h 15m
Genre: War, Drama, History
Country: USA
Language: English, German, Polish, Hebrew


Themes (MA15+)

The film features themes of the Holocaust and discrimination, as well as disturbing scenes including depictions of murder, Auschwitz concentration camps and the burning of corpses.

Violence (MA15+)

There is strong violence in the form of several people being shot and killed, resulting in brief blood spurts and large blood poolings.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains occasional use of the word “f**king”.

Nudity (MA15+)

The film contains non-sexualised full frontal female and male nudity, as well as buttocks nudity.

Sex (M)

The film contains a depiction of a sex scene with nudity and thrusting detail.

mpaa rating

R (for language, some sexuality and actuality violence)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This realistic black-and-white portrayal of the horrors of the Holocaust is so disturbing, lifelike, heartbreaking and painful that you won’t stand to witness it again, but can agree it owns unique significance. Seriously, Steven Spielberg has mastered depicting the pure evil of concentration camps in just about every single manner.

This historical war-related drama never shies away from brutal violence and horrific imagery, but also demonstrates that all it takes is one. It just takes one to make a massive and an extremely impactful difference. Schindler’s List is an amazing masterpiece that deserves its honour for several reasons other than just expertly-directing and astonishing performances. Stop there, severe thanks to Liam Neeson’s amazing performance representing an impatient war profiteer to a sincere hero.

Why Schindler’s List is so important and should certainly be seen by everyone is because of the whole depiction itself. Despite a 3-hour runtime, teens and adults will be strongly moved by the terror of concentration camps and the dread of the Auschwitz. The black-and-white fashion surprisingly increases the level of reality, accompanied by painfully graphic detail to reach the brim. Seriously, an amazing masterpiece! A truthful must-watch! There’s just some slowness prior to the the beginning of the shattering.

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