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When British POWs build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it in David Lean's epic World War II adventure THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI. Spectacularly produced, THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI captured the imagination of the public and won seven 1957 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Alec Guinness), and Best Director. Even it's theme song, an old WWII whistling tune, the Colonel Bogey March, became a massive hit. THE BRIDGE ONTHE RIVER KWAI continues today as one of the most memorable cinematic experiences of all time.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 50
- Fresh: 47
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 8.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Brilliant is the word, and no other, to describe the quality of skills that have gone into the making of this picture.
Fresh: It is a whale of a story, and in the telling of it, British Director David Lean does a whale of a job.
Fresh: A gripping drama, expertly put together and handled with skill in all departments.
Fresh: 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.
The Bridge On The River Kwai
This WWII Movie is with out a doubt a #1 Favorite of mine. This POW war movie set in the 1940's is a giant in acting and place of movie producing. 1957 movie actors where real actors, movie stars by all accounts.
One of the very best ever
Way, way up there on my list of the best-crafted movies ever. Every part of it is at the highest level of excellence, as close to perfection as movies ever get. Guinness is amazing and leads a great cast. For all its great size and scope it's never boring, and never loses focus on the characters. Very few directors have made epics as well as Lean -- this and Lawrence of Arabia, holy cow. I've watched them both many times.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1957
- © 1957 renewed 1985 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.