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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tom Hanks
Tom Sizemore
Edward Burns
Matt Damon
Adam Goldberg
Directors
Steven Spielberg
Screenwriters
Robert Rodat
Robert Rodat
Running Time
170 minutes

Saving Private Ryan
Devastating depiction of warfare that's never been bettered.


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Plot
Based on the story of Frederic Niland, who was pulled out of frontline duty after his mother had received three MIA telegrams on the same day regarding his brothers, this is based on that mission - to find and rescue Private Ryan in the midst of the French landings.


Verdict
Uncompromising, powerful war movie that does not pull any punches. Pefectly balances the inhumanity of war and the humanity of its protagonists. Devastating and essential viewing.


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