I found it the complete opposite. Very emotional. What other holocausts movies have you watched?
My problem wasn't with the subject matter. It was with the cliché directing. It was just peotrayed in a silly pretentious way and had no emotional impact. The Ralph Fiennes character was way too cartoonish for example. I'm aware that the Nazi regime was brutal and unrelenting to a whole race of innocent individuals but the way these characters were portrayed were comical. I have never found Spielberg to be a really deep director in the first place. I'm aware that's my opinion and people that consider this film a masterpiece have their own onions of course. I have to be honest and say I did go into this with an open mind and willing to take things for face value but it just got more unrealistic as far as directing went for me.
All that aside. I did find the hilarity in the whole movie done in a German accent with flawless English. But that's just neither here or there