films seen
27
average score
1.35*
nationality
USA - 75 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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King of the Hollywood blockbusters. If you like epic, sentimental and easily digestible big budget cinema then Spielberg is absolutely the man. He's been at the top for years and has consistently wooed audiences from around the world.

Worthy but flawed

The BFG

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2016 / 117m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
The BFG poster

One of the best things Spielberg has done. Lots of the charm comes from Mark Rylance's voice work and the giant's quirky dialogue. Barnhill is annoying though and the whole episode with the queen isn't very interesting. Still, some nice bits to be enjoyed, just not enough for 2 hours of film.

Duel

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1971 / 90m - USA
Genre
Action, Horror, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Duel poster

Dubious filler

Jurassic Park

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1993 / 127m - USA
Genre
Adventure
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Jurassic Park poster

Schindler's List

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1993 / 195m - USA
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Schindler's List poster

Twilight Zone: The Movie

by Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1983 / 101m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Twilight Zone: The Movie poster

Plain forgettable

The Post

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2017 / 116m - USA
Genre
Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Post poster

A rushed cry for freedom of press, as a reaction to the behaviour of president Trump. The film lacks relevance though and the execution is so dusty and uninspired that you have to wonder who Spielberg thought was his target audience. There's some core quality here, but both as a film as well as a political statement, this was a complete failure.

The Adventures of Tintin

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2011 / 107m - USA
Genre
Action, Adventure, Animation
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Adventures of Tintin poster

Munich

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2005 / 164m - USA
Genre
Drama, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Munich poster

If Spielberg has one real skill, it's turning something decent into something hellishly boring, especially when he tries to make a serious film. The acting is below par, the film looks professional but lifeless and the story never really managed to get interesting. Just bland and boring Hollywood film making.

War of the Worlds

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2005 / 116m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Adventure
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
War of the Worlds poster

Catch Me If You Can

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2002 / 141m - USA
Genre
Drama, Crime
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Catch Me If You Can poster

Minority Report

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2002 / 145m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Minority Report poster

Amistad

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1997 / 155m - USA
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Amistad poster

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1989 / 127m - USA
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade poster

E.T.

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1982 / 115m - USA
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
E.T. poster

Big nopes

Ready Player One

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2018 / 140m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Ready Player One poster

A full-on wankfest for fanboys, filled to the brim with references of crappy pop culture. I'm sure the film was expensive, but the CG and styling looked poor, the camera work was bad and the score was atrocious. But oooh, look at how many references I spotted. Was that a real Battletoad?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2008 / 122m - USA
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull poster

The Terminal

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2004 / 128m - USA
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
The Terminal poster

Saving Private Ryan

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1998 / 169m - USA
Genre
War
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Saving Private Ryan poster

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1997 / 129m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
The Lost World: Jurassic Park poster

Hook

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1991 / 142m - USA
Genre
Fantasy, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Hook poster

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1984 / 118m - USA
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom poster

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1981 / 115m - USA
Genre
Action, Adventure
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark poster

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1977 / 138m - USA
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Close Encounters of the Third Kind poster

Jaws

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1975 / 124m - USA
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Jaws poster

Something Evil

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
1972 / 73m - USA
Genre
Horror
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Something Evil poster

Very early Spielberg. Duel was a decent thriller, sadly Something Evil is a big step down. Its TV roots are way too apparent, the horror bits are laughable, the acting is dull and emotionless. There's not much positive to say here, apart from the fact that it's rather short, but even then that time isn't spent very well.

Irritation overload

War Horse

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2011 / 146m - USA
Genre
Drama, War
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
War Horse poster

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
2001 / 146m - USA
Genre
Sci-fi, Adventure
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
A.I. Artificial Intelligence poster