The Bridges at Toko-Ri
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Based on the novel by James Michener, this film stars William Holden as Harry Brubaker, a former military pilot who served in World War II. When he's called back into duty during the Korean conflict, Brubaker is angry, believing he's already served his country and needs to devote himself to his wife Nancy (Grace Kelly) and their children. However, he accepts his commission and is sent back into action as a pilot, with a special assignment to blow up five strategically crucial bridges in Korean territory. This drama, which focuses on the danger and futility of war, also features… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This intelligent Korean (anti)war drama is well acted by William Holden and Grace Kelly."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The Bridges at Toko-Ri effectively depicts the sacrifices and courage of those who went to war."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"'The Bridges at Toko-Ri' is still a vehicle for the quiet determination of character that once placed William Holden among the brightest of stars."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"It seems to be paying only lip service to its pacifist message, but fully believes that wars are a necessary part of life"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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