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: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

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

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Longest film imaginable at three-hours, which proves to be a hinderance.

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Empire Magazine

A far cry from the gore-drenched Saving Private Ryan, legendary producer Darryl F. Zanuck's heartfelt recreation of the D-Day landings is, in its own way, every bit as memorable.

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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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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

The longest movie; the stunt of too many great actors in small roles wears thin. Saving Private Ryan did it better and in much less time.

Christopher Null

Aside from a great war tale, Day also marks what must be the only film where you can see John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Fabián, Sal Mineo, Eddie Albert, Red Buttons, Peter Lawford, and Sean Connery all fighting the same war.

Emanuel Levy

Produced by Zanuck, this WWII epic is the joint effort of 3 directors, no less than 5 writers, and numerous stars, including John Wayne.

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David Cornelius
Hollywood Bitchslap

It is, and will most likely always remain, the definitve D-Day picture.

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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.