Sentimentality here is ignorance. Humans beings are ordinary jungle beasts. The Aztecs practiced human sacrifice and kill thousands of people just because of religion; until today torture is a dictator's weapon. This is human beings just like us we're talking about. Spielberg isn't a genius but his budget is really interesting and his movies gain a lot with it, technically.
john williams' score & ralph fiennes' performance make this film better than it is, apart from the complete inaccurate portrayal of oskar schindler. just another hollywood film glorifying a not-so-heroic man and dispersing misinformation to the masses. regardless, it's still a sad film that barely scrapes the surface of some of the atrocities of the holocaust
Look past the 90's commercial considerations that seem to have necessitated an emotive score and redemptive ending, and this ranks among Steven Spielberg's major accomplishments. This is due in no small part to Janusz Kaminski's lush black & white photography and a pair of great performances from Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes, the latter of whom is absolutely chilling in his portrayal of decadent yet banal evil.
This is an epic historical movie. Based on true story of Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved thousands Jews from Holocaust tragedy. A masterpiece work from the director Steven Spielberg. Maybe if you like history, this is one of the movie that you should be watch before you dead. Brace your heart, because many sad tragedy here.