mitchellyoung - wrote on 03/24/13
The subject matter itself is of enough grave importance to make this film great, but Spielberg handles the material with the right combination of artistic creativity and documentarian directness. The use in color, often noted, is brilliant, and the stark photography allows you to focus on the commanding performances. Fiennes and Neeson play their cat-and-mouse game to a hilt and their shared scenes are the film's best. This is, without a doubt, Spielberg's most personal film and one of his very best.