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59% Tomatometer 29 Reviews 85% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings Late in 1944, the Allies seem to have the upper hand in the European land war. A combined British and American paratrooper force, led by American general Gavin and British general Urquhart (Sean Connery), plans to take a highway leading from the Netherlands into Germany, so that British ground troops led by Lieutenant General Horrocks (Edward Fox) and Lieutenant Colonel Vandeleur (Michael Caine) can enter enemy territory. But the Allies soon learn that they may be overconfident. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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A Bridge Too Far is a war movie too long, although top-notch talent on both sides of the camera keeps the end result consistently watchable.

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A Bridge Too Far | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Will Jones Minneapolis Star Tribune The movie itself crumples from an excess of success, since by the time all the stars and rumbling war toys have justified their places in the budget, A Bridge Too Far has become an hour too long. Oct 26, 2021 Full Review A Bridge Too Far | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Christy Lemire ChristyLemire.com It would seem impossible to go wrong with such an incredible, all-star cast - which makes A Bridge Too Far such a frustrating misfire (no pun intended). Rated: 2/4 Jul 2, 2018 Full Review A Bridge Too Far | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The movie's big and expensive and filled with stars, but it's not an epic. It's the longest B-grade war movie ever made. Rated: 2/4 Jul 2, 2018 Full Review A Bridge Too Far | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) It's an impressive experience, stunning, but in the end profoundly depressive. [Full review in Spanish] Aug 16, 2023 Full Review A Bridge Too Far | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Steve Warren The Barb (Atlanta) If you go to see it because you're a fan of any of the stars, you'll feel ripped off. May 5, 2023 Full Review A Bridge Too Far | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Tony Vandenberg Washington Blade As fine a war epic as you will ever see. May 23, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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Gerald H a bridge too long. an unnecessarily huge star-ensemble. Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/13/24 Full Review alan g A movie too long. An ensemble cast in the style of "The Longest Day", but fails to carry the day, just like the ww2 operation. An action movie with little action. Rated 2.5/5 Stars • Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/20/24 Full Review Zinjx W Richard Attenborough's ''A Bridge Too Far'' is a grandiose war film featuring one movie star after another. All time top WW2 movie. Top movie score by composer John Addison. Rated 4.5/5 Stars • Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review joey t One of the best war films over the years I enjoyed in 1977 and now watching it for my 20th time. Richard Attenborough did a great job on directing all the actors did a great job. The cinematography the sound and music was great plus it's just a great film. I Put it up there with one of my top 10 films of all time next to the movie Patton. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Dean S Brilliant! Such a well made film about the doomed "Market Garden" mission that was supposed to end the war by Christmas. An amazing cast of actors come together in a proper WW2 classic. Rated 5/5 Stars • Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/24 Full Review Alec B There's enough good individual scenes to get you through but I do feel like a lot of this could have been trimmed to narrow the focus which might have made the tragedy more effective. Rated 3/5 Stars • Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/24 Full Review Read all reviews

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Richard Attenborough Director Dirk Bogarde Lieutenant General Browning James Caan Staff Sergeant Dohun Michael Caine Lieutenant Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur Sean Connery Major General Urquhart Edward Fox Lieutenant General Horrocks
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Synopsis Late in 1944, the Allies seem to have the upper hand in the European land war. A combined British and American paratrooper force, led by American general Gavin and British general Urquhart (Sean Connery), plans to take a highway leading from the Netherlands into Germany, so that British ground troops led by Lieutenant General Horrocks (Edward Fox) and Lieutenant Colonel Vandeleur (Michael Caine) can enter enemy territory. But the Allies soon learn that they may be overconfident.

Director
Richard Attenborough

Producer
Joseph E. Levine, Richard P. Levine, Michael Stanley-Evans

Screenwriter
William Goldman

Distributor
United Artists

Production Co
Joseph E. Levine Productions

Rating
PG

Genre
War, Drama

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Jun 15, 1977, Original

Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 16, 2008

Runtime
2h 59m
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