films seen
27
average score
1.35*
nationality
USA - 72 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 poster

The BFG

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA, India [2016] - 117 mins
Genre
Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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2.5*/5.0*

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 poster

Duel

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1971] - 90 mins
Genre
Action, Horror, Thriller
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2.5*/5.0*

Dubious filler

Schindler's List poster

Schindler's List

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1993] - 195 mins
Genre
Drama, History
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2.0*/5.0*
Jurassic Park poster

Jurassic Park

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1993] - 127 mins
Genre
Adventure
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2.0*/5.0*
Twilight Zone: The Movie poster

Twilight Zone: The Movie

by Joe Dante, John Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1983] - 101 mins
Genre
Horror, Sci-fi
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2.0*/5.0*

Plain forgettable

The Post poster

The Post

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA, UK [2017] - 116 mins
Genre
History, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*

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 poster

The Adventures of Tintin

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA, New Zealand [2011] - 107 mins
Genre
Animation, Action, Adventure
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1.5*/5.0*
Munich poster

Munich

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
France, Canada [2005] - 164 mins
Genre
Drama, History, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*

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 poster

War of the Worlds

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [2005] - 116 mins
Genre
Adventure, Sci-fi
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1.5*/5.0*
Minority Report poster

Minority Report

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [2002] - 145 mins
Genre
Action, Sci-fi, Thriller
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1.5*/5.0*
Catch Me If You Can poster

Catch Me If You Can

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA, Canada [2002] - 141 mins
Genre
Crime, Drama
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1.5*/5.0*
Amistad poster

Amistad

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1997] - 155 mins
Genre
Drama, History
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1.5*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade poster

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1989] - 127 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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1.5*/5.0*
E.T. poster

E.T.

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1982] - 115 mins
Genre
Family, Sci-fi
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1.5*/5.0*

Big nopes

Ready Player One poster

Ready Player One

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [2018] - 140 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
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1.0*/5.0*

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 poster

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [2008] - 122 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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1.0*/5.0*
The Terminal poster

The Terminal

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [2004] - 128 mins
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
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1.0*/5.0*
Saving Private Ryan poster

Saving Private Ryan

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1998] - 169 mins
Genre
War
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1.0*/5.0*
The Lost World: Jurassic Park poster

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1997] - 129 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
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1.0*/5.0*
Hook poster

Hook

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1991] - 142 mins
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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1.0*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom poster

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1984] - 118 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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1.0*/5.0*
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark poster

Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1981] - 115 mins
Genre
Action, Adventure
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1.0*/5.0*
Close Encounters of the Third Kind poster

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1977] - 138 mins
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
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1.0*/5.0*
Jaws poster

Jaws

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1975] - 124 mins
Genre
Thriller, Horror
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1.0*/5.0*
Something Evil poster

Something Evil

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA [1972] - 73 mins
Genre
Horror
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1.0*/5.0*

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 poster

War Horse

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA, India [2011] - 146 mins
Genre
Drama, War
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0.5*/5.0*
A.I. Artificial Intelligence poster

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

by Steven Spielberg
Specifics
USA, UK [2001] - 146 mins
Genre
Adventure, Sci-fi
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0.5*/5.0*