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6.5 out of 10

A Bridge Too Far

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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Yojimbo, FilmCrave
14 September 2012
  • Summary: And an hour too long. Sprawling WWII drama packed with an all-star cast, but the sheer number of supporting characters means that none are able to shine. A solid war film nonetheless.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

gideon43, FilmCrave
3 June 2010
  • Summary: Epic and monumental war movie about the allies failed attempt (in World War 2) to break through German lines in occupied Holland and take several bridges (operationally known as Market Garden). Unfairly rounded on by critics on release, ABTF is without a doubt an amazing film starring a relative who's who of American and British talent. Many memorable and outstanding scenes are immaculately acted out in this historically accurate movie.
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Overall 6
6.0

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Bluesoul, FilmCrave
1 May 2009
  • Summary: You know a movie is really good when Allison doesnt like it, this one including. The total antitaste of film reviewers on all the internet...
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

Allison, FilmCrave
17 October 2008
  • Summary: Even though it had a great cast, it was just another war movie.
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Overall 7
7.0

Under-rated war epic.

Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk), IMDb
10 November 2004
  • Summary: Quite a few bad things have been written about A Bridge Too Far. Richard Attenborough's elephantine recreation of the battle for several strategically valuable Dutch bridges in the winter of 1944 is a star-studded, lengthy and exhausting film (and many critics at the time seemed to be of the opinion that it collapsed beneath its own weight). Almost thirty years on, the film is now viewed somewhat more favourably.
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Overall 10
10

Last Great War Film Before "Ryan"

Raymond So (raymond.so@utoronto.ca), IMDb
7 November 2004
  • Summary: A Bridge Too Far was the last of a long line of the "General's" war-films that came out of Hollywood since WWII. Afterwards, the production for these films wavered, probably because of the fact that A Bridge Too Far did not fare so well in the box office. One of the main reasons A Bridge Too Far did not succeed as it might have was because of the American audience.
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Overall 9
9.0

What makes this movie so good is the realism, shown in every detail

Philip Van der Veken, IMDb
29 September 2004
  • Summary: I'm a big fan of war movies and I already have a nice collection on DVD. One of them is A Bridge Too Far and I can only say that it is one of my favorites in this genre (if you can make a comparison between movies like A Bridge Too Far, Saving Private Ryan, All Quiet on the Western Front, Apocalypse Now... of course). What I really don't understand is why this movie never was a big success in the cinema's. Perhaps the people had enough of war movies ...
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Information about Operation Market Garden.

hans_oke, IMDb
22 September 2004
  • Summary: Last week, September 13 to 19, 2004, Operation Market Garden happened exactly 60 years ago. It was maybe the last remembrance of Operation Market Garden with a sizable number of veterans present from as far afield as Australia, the USA, Britain, and Poland. It was VERY impressive to see them marching or driving over the John Frost Bridge in the centre of Arnhem, where the battle had its climax.
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Overall 9
9.0

Reasonably good history, well acted and produced.

Mark Sieber (sieb-1), IMDb
7 July 2004
  • Summary: The movie is a cut above most cinematic portrayals of historical events, likely due to it's being based on historian Cornelius Ryan's excellent book, and it's not as overproduced or staged as the film version of another of his books, The Longest Day. The producer admits to crediting one assault to the Americans, when in the event the British were first to attack, but overall the movie relates a good sense of history and geography, and respects the timeline of the actual...
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Overall 9
9.0

A great war (and anti-war) movie

arnold2ice, IMDb
4 July 2004
  • Summary: I'm not a fan of hyperbole but this may be one of the greatest war movies ever made. It works on a number of levels. While being historically accurate it shows individual and group heroism without glorifying war. The players, German and Allied, are presented as human beings caught up in something bigger than themselves. No attempt is made at "jingoism" or gratuitous flag waving. It seemed to me to be refreshing free of moralistic or political statements.
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