Since I heard so many good things about this movie, I was really curious to check it out. Even if Spielberg has definitely made many very entertaining flicks in the past , I always had been kind of annoyed by his movies because they are most of the times not challenging enough, or too "nice" for my taste (For example, 'ET' is a good movie but the alien and the children tend to get on my nerves and the music is pretty cheesy). However, with this movie, Spielberg finally displayed his skills showing a terribly bleak and dark tale. Of course, you could say that Schindler is a little too heroic but you can't argue that Amon Goethe is one of the most despicable and yet fascinating bad guys seen on the silver screen. The directing was great, the cast (Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes) was awesome and the story was completely heartbreaking. In my opinion, this movie can't or shouldn't be criticized, it is that good. It was so good that the Academy finally HAD to give Spielberg his Oscar which he had been denied for so many years. To conclude, it is a great classic and a must see for any decent movie fan, especially if you are interested in Spielberg's work.