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November 21, 2017
March, 1945. The allies are closing in on Nazi Germany. The problem for the Americans and British on the Western Front is crossing the Rhine River, a natural obstacle to the invasion of Germany. The Germans have blown all of the bridges on the Rhine, except one - the bridge at Remagen. US forces are headed for it, spearheaded by a platoon lead by war-weary Lt Hartman. The Germans have sent a top-notch infantry officer, Major Kreuger, to take over the defense of the bridge and blow it up. The confrontation between the two could hasten the end of the war, or result in tens of thousands more casualties.

Great WW2 drama, based on historic events. Very gritty, especially for its time. Quite realistic in its portrayal of the cynicism of the average soldier - it wasn't all unthinking, selfless courage, blindly following orders, flag-waving and gung-ho-ness. Probably quite novel in that regard, at the time.

Great action scenes, with reasonably accurate equipment. No post-WW2 tanks or, worst of all, US tanks masquerading as German tanks.

Solid performances, with George Segal (as Lt Hartman) to the fore.

Very entertaining.
October 22, 2017
Love war films.The Bridge at Remegan is in my all time top ten.Love Robert Vaughn, George Segal and Ben Gazarra, recommended if you like some gung ho action and a dash of drama.
April 7, 2017
A bit of a classic in Germany, but only slightly above average in my opinion.
½ October 14, 2016
A movie about a senseless battle in a senseless war...a bit senseless
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.
January 4, 2014
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.
June 6, 2011
As the Allied armies close in, the Nazis decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?

stars George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Peter van Eyck, Hans Christian Blech, Fritz Ford and Anna Gael.

directed by John Guillermin.
October 20, 2010
great war film some great performances and shows the confilct from allied, axis and civilian side
½ September 16, 2010
August 15, 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.
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