The Longest Day
The Longest Day (1962)

The Longest Day is a mammoth, all-star re-creation of the D-Day invasion, personally orchestrated by Darryl F. Zanuck. Whenever possible, the original locations were utilized, and an all-star international cast impersonates the people… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: June 1, 1962
DVD Release Date: November 2, 1999
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A solid and stunning war epic.

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TV Guide

Breathtaking scope and authenticity.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Technically, this is a great, great movie.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Over-long and laden with the usual national stereotypes.

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Allen Eyles
Radio Times

The battle scenes are memorably staged and the major Hollywood stars fit in particularly well.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Authentic 3-hour WWII D-Day drama; no graphic violence.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

It is hard to think of a picture, aimed and constructed as this one was, doing any more or any better or leaving one feeling any more exposed to the horror of war than this one does.

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David Cornelius

Still holds up as the best D-Day picture ever made.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Though the film makes a few egregious historical changes for dramatic effect, The Longest Day pretty much lives and dies by its scale. [Blu-Ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Star-studded, near propaganda piece that gives an idea of just how immense the gargantuan enterprise of the Normandy invasion turned out to be. While… More
Randy Tippy
Old fashioned Hollywood style war film with lots of shooting and dramatic (bloodless) deaths. There's nothing quite like watching Henry Fonda, Robert… More
Dean McKenna
This 1962, nearly three-hour, black-and-white battle epic holds up magnificent. Yes, the chest-beating and sentimental dialogue can seem clumsy and the endless… More
Mister Caple
Both timely and timeless at the height of its release in 1962. It was the sort of achievement that was to be marveled. Darryl F. Zanuck's production of… More
Saskia D.
Since watching Band of Brothers, I'm a little more into war movies because I understand the psychology a little better. Still not my favorite genre, but… More
Lenny Muggsy
Good film, best analyzing D-day before Saving Private Ryan.