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The Bridge at Remagen Reviews

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DrLappos
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½ August 18, 2008
I have loved warfilms since I was a kid and this doesnt dissapoint...
July 25, 2012
An underrated gem that shows a very gritty and realistic view of WW2 while also asking important questions about war. Recommended for fans of War films!!!
May 23, 2010
Not as strong in the genre as say, "The Dirty Dozen," "Where Eagles Dare" or "The Guns of Navarone" - but it does compete in their class.

Robert Vaughn is the standout delivery here, as the head-Nazi-in-charge stuck between a rock and a hard place. George Segal, as the central American solider, just sort of plods along.

Stronger casting would have helped this vehicle. This is fiction wound around a basic framework of fact. Yes, there was this one last bridge over the Rhine, there was some battling over it, the Nazis wanted to destroy it to keep the Allies from using it to access Das Vaterland - and Vaughan's ultimate fate is accurate. Much of the rest appears to be Hollywood pulp.

What's also not told is that the actual bridge collapsed just 10 days after its taking - and it didn't really matter since the Americans just used pontoon bridges instead. Which reveals just how undramatic & nonstrategic taking this bridge truly was.

The bridge was never rebuilt. The still-standing stone twin turrets at its entrance each fly a flag, one American, one German.

Loosely draws upon an eye-witness novel.

Visuals, including DeLuxe color, are good.

RECOMMENDATION: If you've already seen and enjoyed the above-named WW2 films, then this one belongs in your Flix queue as well, but your expectations should be slightly lowered.
½ July 29, 2010
Decent war movie. Some of the filming is simply amazing; there's one scene in which a woman in a street grabs a child and runs just as a building collapses right where the child had been standing. There's a lot of that stuff going on.

It'd be really funny how neither side can decide whether they want to destroy this bridge or protect it, except that the indecision has such disastrous consequences.
February 10, 2009
This is a fantastic WW2 film made at the time when Hollywood, affected by the zeitgeist of cynicism due to the war in Vietnam, made movies about less than honorable soldiers just doing their jobs. The officers and generals are either inept or egomaniacs who use their men as fodder to attain glory for themselves. And this is the view from both sides! There are basically two main sympathetic characters in this film, one being an American played by George Segal and the other a German played by Robert Vaughn. The film holds up well today and is a far better statement on the madness of war than most films made since.
½ January 18, 2009
A gritty and unconventional war movie on one of the last battles of World War II. The portrayal of troops fighting with low morale is over-stated at times, but does illustrate a point too often forgotten: our boys were tired and shaken up by the time World War II in Europe was wrapping up.
May 1, 2007
Loved this movie from the frist time I saw it. Has its historical problems, but all around, I loved it.
½ February 9, 2016
Couldn't finish re-watching this movie for this review . Time-filler for a Saturday afternoon. Uncomplicated storyline and characters. Usually like George Segal but he is probably miscast - role needs more gravitas (which Gazarra has in spades, but he's wasted). Just badly directed - looks to have been done on the cheap. Watch an episode of "Combat" if you want more tension and better depiction of soldiers.
March 1, 2015
Standard WW2 movie of the 1960's.
May 16, 2013
I own this on DVD in a five movie pack along with:
* Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
* Mosquito Squadron (1970)
* Attack (1956)
* Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
September 13, 2013
An interesting story but poorly presented.
August 24, 2013
Not too bad, but not especially well made nor engaging.
June 15, 2013
Not a bad war film, but very forgettable.
½ March 5, 2013
An excellent war film!
October 11, 2012
The Bridge at Remagen was spoiled by poor attention to detail, for example the tanks should have been Shermans and other vehicles were inappropriate. Additionally the Germans should not have spoken English among themselves, subtitles would have been more effective.
July 25, 2012
An underrated gem that shows a very gritty and realistic view of WW2 while also asking important questions about war. Recommended for fans of War films!!!
July 3, 2012
An excellent war drama which for the period (1969) does not hold back in depicting the horror of war...and the futility of needless sacrifice while suggesting the demoralisation and degradation which Peckinpah would later portray so movingly in Cross of Iron
July 3, 2012
It's one of those well shot and wildly entertaining war film that makes you want to scream "AMERICA!" when it's finished.
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