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Saving Private Ryan

Featuring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore & Edward Burns

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Quality Film

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This film is simply a must buy, especially at such a unbelieveable cost... This film should definately be purchased by any army/war lovers as it delivers all the action you would expect... I truly recommend this DVD as you are GURENTEED to be satisfied with the final outcome and will want to watch it over and over again... the awards the film have recieved speaks for itself!!! truly remarkable......

  An epic war movie

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Tom Hanks and his squad have been sent on a mission to locate Private Ryan ,whose brothers had all been killed in action, and he to be sent home. This film has become famous for it's openning landing at Omaha beach

  An epic war movie

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Tom Hanks and his squad have been sent on a mission to locate Private Ryan ,whose brothers had all been killed in action, and he to be sent home. This film has become famous for it's openning landing at Omaha beach

  A Hollywood Version of World War II

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The opening of Saving Private Ryan is one of the most breathtaking in cinema history portraying the brutal landing on Omaha in all its gory detail. Watching ships full of men being gunned down before they even step foot on land really gives you a new appreciation of what they must have gone through and instantly grabs your attention.

Following the D-Day landing Captain John Miller is then instructed to lead a small group of men into enemy territory to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat, in order that he can return home to his grieving mother. The logic behind risking the lives of eight men to save just one is questionable at best but it provides the jumping off point for a host of harrowing and tense set pieces that will keep most glued to the screen.

Since its release the movie has been heavily criticized in some corners for its lack realism (every soldier seems to be American for a start) but it is difficult to deny that Saving Private Ryan is a brilliant piece of cinema and amongst the best war movies ever made.

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  A Hollywood Version of World War II

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The opening of Saving Private Ryan is one of the most breathtaking in cinema history portraying the brutal landing on Omaha in all its gory detail. Watching ships full of men being gunned down before they even step foot on land really gives you a new appreciation of what they must have gone through and instantly grabs your attention.

Following the D-Day landing Captain John Miller is then instructed to lead a small group of men into enemy territory to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat, in order that he can return home to his grieving mother. The logic behind risking the lives of eight men to save just one is questionable at best but it provides the jumping off point for a host of harrowing and tense set pieces that will keep most glued to the screen.

Since its release the movie has been heavily criticized in some corners for its lack realism (every soldier seems to be American for a start) but it is difficult to deny that Saving Private Ryan is a brilliant piece of cinema and amongst the best war movies ever made.

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  FANTASIC!!!!

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This film played on my mind for a few days and i cried, i felt it was a very strong film and Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg have created a masterpiece, it shocked me and took my breath away. A amazing film.

  Epic, Awesome, Unbelievibly good

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i had to do a GCSE media analysis on this film and i was luckly enough to see it the entire way through a few days later and it instantly became one of my favorite films ever.
The movie doesnt glorify war like some films do, it really gets across the gore and shocks that war has, letting you feel as if you're atually there at some points in the film.
If you have not seen this film then you really are missing out because it is definately a must see film.

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  epic...

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i'm not the biggest war movie fan, but i dont know if its just because i'm a fan of tom hanks, or if its just because its just such an amazing film, i can not recommend this film enough.

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  Best War Movie Ever

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Steven Spielberg deservedly won an OSCAR for best director for the film and when you watch it, you can see why. The opening D-Day sequence is one of the best scenes in movie history. The story is unique, interesting and gets you thinking about what ordinary men are asked to do in a time of war. The acting is fantastic, the action scenes are superb and also the film is a perfect length. This is defiantly the greatest war movie ever made and one of the greatest films of all time.

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