The plot opts for cop-out sentimentality and begins to melt into goo.
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Tom Hanks has been described as a Hollywood Everyman, an actor who elevates the ordinary to an art form. Maybe that's why Steven Spielberg chose him for the lead in "Saving Private Ryan." The movie's message is that World War II was won not by gung-ho, over-the-top heroes, but by brave, frightened civilians who somehow got the job done.