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The Bridge on the River Kwai Reviews

Jerry Tallmer
Village Voice
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Has no one else found it highly peculiar that damn near everybody's choice for the best movie of (let's say) the decade should be dedicated, inferentially but absolutely, to the proposition that Courage is Madness and Cowardice is Best?

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 3, 2014
Philip Roth
The New Republic
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Part of the success of The Bridge is that its courageous hero is shown from all angles, in all kinds of mirrors. He is strong, stubborn, fallible, maniacal, silly, and wise; and in the end he is pathetic, noble, and foolish.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

January 23, 2013
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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From sky to ground in two shots, and it already feels like we've traversed a great distance, with two and a half hours of skillful, suspenseful WWII adventure to go.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 4/5

September 22, 2010

TIME Magazine
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It is a whale of a story, and in the telling of it, British Director David Lean does a whale of a job.

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February 18, 2009
Mike Kaplan
Variety
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A gripping drama, expertly put together and handled with skill in all departments.

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February 19, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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For what it is, it ain't bad, though it serves mainly as an illustration of the ancient quandary of revisionist moviemakers: if all you do is systematically invert cliches, you simply end up creating new ones.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 13, 2006

Time Out
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A classic example of a film that fudges the issues it raises.

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February 9, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In my opinion, it is one of the two best films to emerge from a very strong decade of cinema.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

July 3, 2003
Bosley Crowther
New York Times
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Brilliant is the word, and no other, to describe the quality of skills that have gone into the making of this picture.

Full Review Source: New York Times

May 20, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Most war movies are either for or against their wars. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) is one of the few that focuses not on larger rights and wrongs but on individuals.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

January 1, 2000
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