The trauma of war is made viscerally clear in Steven Spielberg’s dazzling fusion of audacity, action and poignant human drama.
Captain John Miller takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.
Within 30 minutes, director Steven Spielberg rewrote everything about warfare filmmaking, destroyed many Hollywood clichés in the process, completely redefined the combat genre, and permanently cemented the film’s place amongst the greatest examples of its kind. Tom Hanks pulls you into the drama of the man like no other with his special human touch.
USA 1998, 170 min, R16
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns & Vin Diesel