Excerpt: In an effort to conclude World War 2 as quickly as possible, a British plan was concocted that if successful, would end the war by Christmas of 1944. The plan was called Operation Market Garden, in which over 35,000 paratroopers would land behind enemy lines and begin a march toward Ruhr. These forces would push through Arnhem and then begin reclaiming bridges, in the process taking back control of the regions.
Conclusion: 'A Bridge Too Far' is Richard Attenborough's ambitious and star-studded WWII epic, which is well-staged and often epic, if a bit stodgy. It's still a fine war film for buffs of the genre, and this Blu-ray presents the film admirably. The transfer is quite sharp for a film of this vintage, though the audio suffers from some mismatched volume levels. The lack of extras makes this overpriced at 40 bucks, so it's probably a rental for all but diehard fans.
Conclusion: Bridge Too Far is not a bad movie, but not a particularly good one either. Its takes a little long to get on its feet, but once it does, it moves along nicely. I did not hold my attention as well as Battle for Britain did, and it most ways Battle for Britain is a better movie. But if you like WWII films, this one is sure to please. I would recommend you rent this first, and buy if you find that you like it. Did you find this review helpful?
Conclusion: Now a staple of Bank Holiday Mondays (which is in itself a perverse sort of compliment), this sprawling epic rewards patience with an emotional pay-off and non-triumphant ending that reminds us all too starkly of the sacrifices made during war.
Excerpt: Som de flesta bra krigsfilmer är "En bro för mycket" en antikrigsfilm. Kanske inte så uttalat pacifistisk som Attenboroughs mest kända mastodontrulle, "Gandhi", men alldeles tillräckligt tydlig i sin läxa om att krig kostar liv - och att dessa liv långt ifrån alltid spenderas på en god affär, där man så att säga får med sig produkten hem. "En bro för mycket" handlar kort och gott om ett gigantiskt misslyckande. Det har gått några månader sedan landstidningen i Normandie.