The Bridge On The River Kwai (DVD)

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The Bridge On The River Kwai (DVD)

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One of the all-time great war films, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI is yet another classic from the marvelous David Lean (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, DR. ZHIVAG...

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Pro: A war film that isn't a war film!!

ConsNone

BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI 1957 DIRECTED BY DAVID LEAN A REVIEW ON THE 2000 COLUMBIA TRISTAR DVD VERSION INTRODUCTION I feel as I start to review this film, that I should get on my knees, bow rapidly with my arms outstretched in front of me, while shouting "We are not worthy"!! What rights have I...

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Excellent

Proexcellent acting, great story, thought-provoking

Conshistorically inaccurate

Bridge On The River Kwai, made in 1957, is an outstanding film, which unlike most WWII films does not choose to take sides, giving the viewer an unique insight into both the Allied and Japanese beliefs, as well as including a strong anti-war undercurrent. The story was based on a 1952 novel "La...

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Super

ProTriangle of officers, acting and direction

ConsGoes on a bit too long and loses some punch

I'm never sure with war films whether they're going to impress me or whether I'm just going to find them rather repetitive and dull. There are certainly a ridiculous number of films based around war, and the period immediately following World War II produced a high volume of films based on and...

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“alec the builder”

published 05/03/2001

Progood story, conflict between systems and personali...

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A tale of the building of a bridge for the Japanese forces in WWII Burma by Allied POWs. It is an enjoyable story. Given the time that it was made it is not as gory as it would have been had it shown the true extent of the suffering inflicted. One of the criticisms of this film has been the fact...

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“Kwai Me A Wiver”

published 18/12/2000

ProGood war film

ConsFull of propaganda

The British at war, again. Actually in The Bridge Over The River Kwai the British are no longer at war as such although the prisoners try to carry out their war to the best of their abilities. This is a true if dramatised tale of the deadly and infamous Burma railway and in particular one portion...

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Excellent

ProBrilliant story, direction and cast. It won 7 osc...

ConsNone

Made in 1957 and shot in colour this in my opinion is the legendary David Lean's finest piece of directorial work. It stars Alec Guinness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Hawkins and Geoffrey Horne. It won an incredible 7 Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Writing...

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“A Classic - Lean's best?”

published 17/10/2009

ProAlec Guinness is mesmerising, direction exceptiona...

ConsNone

Heralded by many as a classic, this David Lean directed film sees a group of prisoners of war in a Japanese camp ordered to build a bridge over the river Kwai to be used to transport Japanese weaponry. Led by colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) the men seek to build a better bridge than the...

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Excellent

ProGreat adaptation from the high quality novel.

ConsNone.

Bridge on the River Kwai(1957): Great adaptation from the complex novel written by Pierre Boulle.Its subject shows us the question:Respect to work or love of nation must come first?The director put his style to this film and make it one of the big films of century.The story is;the British P.O.Ws...

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Excellent

ProA Great Historical Movie

ConsBombing of the bridge

The Bridge Over The River Kwai came out 1957. It was a box office hit. It's a true story that happen during WWII. The real life character of Lieutenant Colonel Philip. Played by (Alec Guinness) refuses to allow his officers to work, which brings on harsh treatment. After a month of this...

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“One of the best.”

published 11/06/2003

ProA world war II classic.

ConsTedius at certain points.

This film is definately one of the best films to come out the the world war II genere. It is definately a brilliant yet harrowing accout of the construction of the bridge over that fateful river and more generally of the hardships faced by men taken prisoner by the Japanise in the pacific...

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One of the all-time great war films, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI is yet another classic from the marvelous David Lean (LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, DR. ZHIVAGO). The film is an outstanding, psychologically complex adaptation of Pierre Boulle's 1952 novel, a classic story of English POWs in Burma forced to build a bridge to aid the war effort of their Japanese captors. British and American intelligence officers conspire to blow up the structure, but Col. Nicholson (a fabulous Alec Guinness), the commander who supervised the bridge's construction, has acquired a sense of pride in his creation and tries to foil their plans. Although credited to screenwriter Carl Foreman, the script was actually written by blacklisted writer Michael Wilson. The film garnered seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Guinness). The climax is one of the great finales in film history.

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