The World War 2 film Spielberg finally got right! I'll say Neeson was a questionable choice for the lead role but Fiennes should have won the supporting Oscar for playing one of the best on screen villains. I remember the trailer when I was younger, the haunting documentary style that left me chilled and then surprised that someone like Speliberg had directed something like this that depicted death and hope so well.
Gripping and devastating story based on true events. Excellent acting, especially Liam Neeson as Oscar Schindler (in his breakthrough role) and Ralph Finnes as the evil Nazi. Great black and white cinematography that really show every detail to their fullest with Spielberg delivering one of his most personal films, but the fact that many rich Jews paid themselves onto the list is sadly a fact not touched upon.
I think Spielberg does remarkably well at painting a realistic picture of the brutality and despicable nature of WWII and the Holocaust. The film is exceedingly well-cast and is a testament to how masterful the director is at his craft. Certain parts had more exposition than necessary, but it succeeds in creating a world that no one cares to return to, save for film.