War and Peace
War and Peace (1956)

This film is a commendable attempt to boil down Leo Tolstoy's long, difficult novel into 208 minutes' screen time. In re-creating the the social and personal upheavals attending Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, $6 million was… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bosley Crowther
New York Times

Alas, the human stories that Tolstoy told so significantly in the book are sketchy and inconsequential, despite the time devoted to them.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A stilted and ponderous epic about Napoleon's failed Russian invasion of 1812.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Spectacle galore starring Hepburn and Fonda.

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Jim Hunter
The gentle Pierre and the warlike Andrei experience Napoleon's invasion of Russia. This is not a film but a monument, a tribute, a love letter of… More
Dean McKenna
What a very long epic film classic. Really interested drama story of international conflict, spectacular adventure, gripping intrigue and tragic romance set… More
Jennifer D
Henry Fonda and Audrey Hepburn are a reason to watch, even if it is CRAZY long and boring for long stints.
John Ballantine
A slight mess albeit one with Henry Fonda and Audrey Hepburn so they are able to save it a little bit. It's a case of the actors not having a great… More
jay nixon
Lumbering, stagnant version of an epic novel that could not possibly be covered in 3 1/2 hours. Miscasting is another major downfall of this production, Audrey… More
Cameron Johnson
Wow, this puppy's almost three-and-a-half hours long, and it still feels like they cut a whole heap of things out; that's how long "War and… More