War and Peace
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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 shelled out by coproducers Carlo Ponti, Dino de Laurentiis, and Paramount Pictures.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alas, the human stories that Tolstoy told so significantly in the book are sketchy and inconsequential, despite the time devoted to them."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"A stilted and ponderous epic about Napoleon's failed Russian invasion of 1812."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Spectacle galore starring Hepburn and Fonda."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
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