films seen
28
average score
1.33*
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
2016 / 117m - USA
Fantasy, Adventure
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
1971 / 90m - USA
Action, Horror, Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Duel poster

Dubious filler

Jurassic Park

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

Schindler's List

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

Twilight Zone: The Movie

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

Plain forgettable

The Post

by Steven Spielberg
2017 / 116m - USA
Thriller
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
2011 / 107m - USA
Action, Adventure, Animation
1.5*/5.0*
The Adventures of Tintin poster

Munich

by Steven Spielberg
2005 / 164m - USA
Drama, Thriller
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
2005 / 116m - USA
Sci-fi, Adventure
1.5*/5.0*
War of the Worlds poster

Catch Me If You Can

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

Minority Report

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

Amistad

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

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

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

E.T.

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

Big nopes

West Side Story

by Steven Spielberg
2021 / 156m - USA
Romance, Musical
1.0*/5.0*
West Side Story poster

Spielberg's remake of the famous 60s musical. It's not much of an update though, Spielberg keeps the setting and songs pretty much identical. Apart from some slightly more contemporary technical achievements, it's just the same old thing. As someone who didn't care one bit for the original film, that's not great.

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Two rival gangs fight for their turf in the poorer quarters of New York. When Tony (of The Jets) starts dating Maria (part of The Sharks), all hell breaks loose. Tony wants out of The Jets, but that doesn't calm the situation down. Maria forces Tony to try and stop the fight, which only seems to make things worse.

Basic stereotypes, a drawn out romance and a handful of familiar songs. The cinematography could've been better, the music feels very dated, and the performances are mediocre at best. Two and a half hours is way too long for a simple film like this, a very poor update of a terrible original.

Ready Player One

by Steven Spielberg
2018 / 140m - USA
Sci-fi, Action, Adventure
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
2008 / 122m - USA
Action, Adventure
1.0*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull poster

The Terminal

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

Saving Private Ryan

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

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

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

Hook

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

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

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

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

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

Jaws

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

Something Evil

by Steven Spielberg
1972 / 73m - USA
Horror
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
2011 / 146m - USA
Drama, War
0.5*/5.0*
War Horse poster

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

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