Saving Private Ryan

Name: Saving Private Ryan
Year: 1998
Rating: R
Running Time (minutes): 112
Description: Opening with the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, members of the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Cpt. Miller fight ashore to secure a beachhead. Amidst the fighting, two brothers are killed in action. Earlier in New Guinea, a third brother is KIA. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three of the grave telegrams on the same day. The United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, is given an opportunity to alleviate some of her grief when he learns of a fourth brother, Private James Ryan, and decides to send out 8 men (Cpt. Miller and select members from 2nd Rangers) to find him and bring him back home to his mother…
Stars Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore
Genres: Action, Drama, History, War

I don’t really know what to say. Overall I found it slow and even boring at times. The beginning and ending were extremely touching and there were some good moments, but the fighting just lasted too long. I was told that those scenes looked pretty repulsive, but just being told that someone is bleeding like crazy doesn’t really do the trick for me, though the description of the man picking up his arm was, well… that did work. Great score, though way too short.


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