War • R • 1970 • 2 hr 1 min
As true to the book as it can be in a film. One of the greatest books that is well adapted. Great cast, very funny.
A very weird movie that is a little too disjointed to meet the book.
The Shawshank Redemption as a black comedy war film with a different POV. Nichols's underrated masterpiece.
First saw this as a kid & it blew my mind; it’s surreal, dark, & funny. Unlike anything I’d ever seen before or since. A+ acting throughout.
Great adaptation of Joseph Hellier's novel.
Interesting if somehow unrealistic comedy drama, it had quite a few good and funny moments. Recommmended for most WW2 history buffs.
Nichols blends humor with horrifying situations and great characters to create a unique mix of emotions that questions the need for war.
A good attempt at keeping the source material. Great performances by all and a very memorable one by Orson Wells.
Does not live up to the book. The raw material is excellent, but you can’t make a soufflé by throwing all of the ingredients into a blender.
Althtough this movie is quite good(the dialogue is quick and the performances are memorable) it will never measure up to its source material
The story of Operation Market Garden—a failed attempt by the allies in the latter stages of WWII to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine) was doomed to failure.
Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity to Auschwitz. In the present, Sophie and Nathan's relationship increasingly unravels as Stingo grows closer to Sophie and Nathan's fragile mental state becomes ever more apparent.
After witnessing a mysterious woman brutally slay a homemaker, prostitute Liz Blake finds herself trapped in a dangerous situation. While the police thinks she is the murderer, the real killer is intent on silencing her only witness.
Two minor characters from the play "Hamlet" stumble around unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them.
Near the end of the Korean War, a platoon of U.S. soldiers is captured by communists and brainwashed. Following the war, the platoon is returned home, and Sergeant Raymond Shaw is lauded as a hero by the rest of his platoon. However, the platoon commander, Captain Bennett Marco, finds himself plagued by strange nightmares and soon races to uncover a terrible plot.
Richard Hanney has a rude awakening when a glamorous female spy falls into his bed - with a knife in her back. Having a bit of trouble explaining it all to Scotland Yard, he heads for the hills of Scotland to try to clear his name by locating the spy ring known as The 39 Steps.
In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.
A hurricane swells outside, but it's nothing compared to the storm within the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up - and holds at gunpoint hotel owner James Temple, his widowed daughter-in-law Nora, and ex-GI Frank McCloud.