A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far (1977)

It's late 1944, and the Allied armies are confident they'll win the World War II and be home in time for Christmas. What's needed, says British general Bernard Law Montgomery, is a knockout punch, a bold strike through Holland,… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 15, 1977
DVD Release Date: May 15, 2001
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
RogerEbert.com

Such an exercise in wretched excess, such a mindless series of routine scenes, such a boringly violent indulgence in blood and guts and moans.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Massive, shapeless, often unexpectedly moving, confusing, sad, vivid and very, very long.

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Alex von Tunzelmann
Guardian

A very long slog.

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Variety

Futility and frustration are the overriding emotional elements in A Bridge Too Far, Joseph E. Levine's sprawling Second World War production.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

Impressive enough.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Consistently reinforces the horrors of war by depicting not only the disasterous military engagements and their toll on heroes, but also the witless political decisions that led to needless, excessive loss of life. [Blu-Ray]

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Time Out

An overworked, very old and very tired warhorse. Glossy, ponderous, predictable.

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TV Guide

A movie too long.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Though overlong, muddled, ponderous and overbaked, it's not without some impressive moments.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Aside from a hokey sound track, this is an excellent WWII war film about real life events. And you'll see a cast of young stars who went on to greatness.… More
Tim Salmons
There is a solid war film here hiding under a completely muddy narrative. The cast is great, though Gene Hackman's Polish accent was a turn-off - mainly… More
Kevin M. Williams
So it seems the Allies did not win every battle of the WWll, despite what's depicted in popular film: There were occasions of sad defeat and this is one of… More
Lanning : )
My dad participated in Operation Market Garden as part of the 82nd Airborne Division, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment -- nicknamed the Devils in Baggy Pants.… More
Alex roy
A Bridge Too Far recreates Operation Market Garden. Set in September 1944, this film is a superb recreation of the failed operation that could have ended the… More
jay nixon
Ponderous telling of an unsuccessful invasion, a cast of mostly stellar actors are simply pushed here and there without enough time for anyone to make a real… More