Reviews by markwells
A masterpiece
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This is one of the best war movies ever made and probably the best cinematic rendering of World War Two that you'll find. Steven Spielberg pulls out all the stops and thrusts us onto the beach at Normandy in the middle of all the horrible action. The first 30 minutes of this movie is nearly exhausting in the totality of out and out attack and battle for survival. Spielberg spares nothing. He captures every detail of the chaos in frightening clarity. As the smoke clears and the dust settles we can catch our breath and get on with our business of saving Private Ryan. The action doesn't stop there though and neither does the realism. Make no mistake this is not a heartless action flick. With the well-acted story line, colorful cast of characters, and documentary worthy cinematography. This motion picture is a moving experience. A must see!
wait for it...
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All is not as it seems. This is sure to be a classic in the creepy cinema category. What makes it a great movie is the nifty twist. 'Nuff said.
Flatfluff
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Warning: Too much cotton candy causes nausea. The best thing about this formulaic frolic is Morley Safer's cameo. I'd rather see a full length feature with the original cast of the Mary Tyler Moore show... really.
A rockin', rollickin, good time.
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I saw Rango in a theater with equal numbers of adults and children. The children were quiet but the adults, myself included, were laughing throughout.
Nevermind
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With today's technology animators have the power to really turn a story into a muddled mess. Too much of a good thing here. I felt assaulted by the visual and audio barrage of stimuli. Having said that there was some amusement sprinkled throughout but I was too annoyed to enjoy this movie.