Beautiful film although I did expect more from Adrian Brody's performance. It looks at the holocaust through the eyes of the individual rather than an issue of political oppression. I feel this is far too common in American films. Say what you will about Polanski, he can make a heck of a movie.
Described by Marc Bridle (Film Music on the Web) as "a sort of conscious dissemination in celluloid of [Polanski's] own wartime memories, ones he has largely refused to talk or write about until now," The Pianist is a true artistic achievement for the director and for Adrien Brody.
This film shows and amazing internal and external journey of a composer who survives living in Poland during World War II. Like many historical period dramas, this one is both factual and entertaining in the sense that it is for the most part accurate in its historical aspects while at the same time tells a story to its audience. I gave this film a great rating because it was a great film and I recommend watching.
The Pianist is a gripping story of a man who loses everything and tries to make sense of what remains. As he watches his life deteriorate due to Nazi rule, the main character, Szpilman, struggles to cope with his family's fight to survive Polish ghettos. By using his talent to survive, Szpilman can garner some sense of normalcy, but the pain in well captured through the acting of the main character and the score.
This film was fantastically put together. There is nothing I would change about this film. The way it was shot, the actors picked for this film. The script was well written, it was a perfect movie that moved it's audience into suck feeling so much sympathy for the Jewish community . I approve every award granted to this film, Adrien Brody did an excellent performance that had me in tears.
This film was amazing. The acting was amazing, the visuals were too, and wow the plot was incredible. I enjoyed how it was based on the concept of WWII. Adrien Brody did an amazing job at playing his role; really immersed himself into being this man who was deprived of his family and future, but still managed to survive. Sad story, but great film. 5/5 would recommend. One of the greatest films I've ever seen on here.
Brilliant physical performance by Adrien Brody. This is--dare I say it in the light of the #metoo movement-- Polanski's masterpiece--and unlike Woody Allen, this film will survive the test of time and the cultural baggage as well. Beautiful and heart wrenching tale of humanity at a time when that resource was at an all-time low.
It can be hard to rate Holocaust movies - you can't exactly say you "like" a movie filled with so much tragedy - but it is powerful and intelligent and presents enough of a different perspective to stand out amongst other WWII stories. Some slight pacing issues and a somewhat distant characterization keep it from the upper echelons but it gets a very solid B.