A BRIDGE TOO FAR (Theatrical Release USA 1977)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

A Bridge Too Far takes a great deal of effort to get to the main part of its story, but the acting is above par. Michael Caine seems more comfortable in this movie than he did in The Eagle Has Landed and the acting skills of Sean Connery, James Caan, and Robert Redford are unbeatable. The movie educates, entertains, and ends its final scenes with finesse.

Storyline

During World War II the Allies and the British team to rout Germans occupying The Netherlands.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Richard Attenborough for his directing effort. Thank you to Producers Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Underground Leader (Siem Vroom), Underground Leader's Wife (Marlies van Alcmaer), Underground Leader's Son (Erik van't Wout), Field Marsal Gerd Von Rundstedt (Wolfgang Preiss), General Blumentritt (Hans von Borsody), Cafe Waitress (Josephone Peeper), Lieutenant General Browning (Dirk Bogarde), Major General Maxwell Taylor (Paul Maxwell), Major General Urquhart (Sean Connery), and Brigadier General Gavin (Ryan O' Neal).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This film could easily have been an average war flick, but Director Richard Attenborough turns it into one of the better war movies on the market through excellent timing and sequencing of its war and action scenes.

Ben Meyers

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