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“A Bridge Too Far” could have been made at any time during the past 30 years and probably better, too, except that in the old days the studio heads would have vetoed it. It's a 170-minute downer about Operation Market Garden, an abortive attempt to land 35,000 paratroops behind the German lines, but why make a movie about total defeat and stupidity?
Jul 07, 2016 · A Bridge Too Far is a film that tries to focus more on the historical aspects of the battle, and with that in mind, it's not a pure action film. Yes, there is a lot of fighting, but this film isn't...
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Running just under three hours, it's far too long but it's not bad. Sometimes it's quite good.
Jan 01, 2000 · An unusual and courageous choice for a war movie as it centres on marked failure. There is an ironic equivalence between the British director’s long, worthy and detailed film falling just short of...
A BRIDGE TOO FAR tells the true story of a WWII military blunder that cost many lives and, in the end, meant little to the war effort. Field Marshal Montgomery and General Eisenhower planned to...
A Bridge Too Far is a very good war film - maybe the biggest war film ever conceived (The Longest Day and Saving Private Ryan included) - and I feel that, although it has a few casting flaws, it is in almost every other department a great, great achievement. 183 out of 215 found this helpful.
Jun 16, 1977 · JOSEPH E. LEVINE's "A Bridge Too Far," the film version of Cornelius Ryan's best-selling book about the disastrous Allied push into the Netherlands in September 1944, proves that there's life in...
Jun 15, 1977 · Directed by Richard Attenborough. With Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier. Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.
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