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T. Wu Says, in 1-24-2010 at 01:13:49 from     

Did Patton make this movie? Because it seems like it was done as a hatchet job against Richard Montgomery and the great people of Great Britain and Ireland. I love how they turned an operation that was 90% successful into a defeat. The anti-British racism in this movie is disgusting. The Germans are portrayed as great heros fighting against all odds stopping Market Garden. Montgomery is portrayed as the blundering fool. Watch this movie if you get WWII mixed up with the American revolutionary war.
Rating: 2 / 5

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Robert Asher Says, in 1-24-2010 at 03:41:57 from     

This movie, which I viewed 25 years ago, does not age well. While the tension between the generals is effectively portrayed, there are too many hokey elements to the actual sets. Perhaps I am wrong and some European reader could correct me, but I find it hard, in the middle of the war, with prior bombing raids, to believe that the streets of the Holland town were immaculately clean. There is too much waiting around in this movie and not enough actual portrayal of action. Too many of the officers trapped in the town escape for me to regard the movie as realistic. And would a British general have gone that far forward–I know the real Sean Connery would have but a real British general?????????
Rating: 2 / 5

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Mr. D. Spencer Says, in 1-24-2010 at 03:55:11 from     

This film plays the British Airborne in a very poor light.

They were the most Elite soldiers of WWII sent to do a very risky and dangerous job. However, due to American incompetence(the U.S. Airborne couldn’t even take the lightly defended bridges that would let British Tanks go through and support the British at Arnhem) the mission was a failure.

The troops at Arnhem held out for 3 days against an enemy with tanks, artillery, mortar and the works and still managed to kill more Germans than Germans killed British.

But just remember – the 82nd and 101st Airborne are not what they make themselves out to be. My granpa told me this and I believe him and I have no doubt that they caused the failure of Market Garden.
Rating: 2 / 5

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J J BAGS Says, in 1-24-2010 at 05:16:14 from     

Take a terrific cast, add great cinematography, add realistic battle scenes and what do we have?-A chorus of boos and jeers. Connery seems to be the only personna that the viewer can latch onto, and none too well at that. Redford does a decent sequence, then disappears. Olivier seems totally miscast,and his lumberings down a dirt road under a full sun as a finale typifies the entire movie.It lumbers for 3 solid hours with the Allies and Germans giving “matchstick man” perfomances (to borrow a line from the Rock group “Status Quo”).Annoying scene changes disrupt any flow that the film might have. Also, am I the only movie-goer who found the dialogue too faint and the music too loud? Anyway, the “good guys” won while the Germans and the audience finally lost.
Rating: 2 / 5

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Anonymous Says, in 1-24-2010 at 07:59:15 from     

This is one of the worst WWII movies I have ever seen. Last week it was shown on TCM; I’m glad I never bought it! It is the only movie I ‘ve seen covering Operation Market Garden however, It was a sleeper. I couldn’t wait for it to be over. I would not watch this movie again. Looking for action, Watch: Battle Ground, The Longest Day, Objective Burma.
Rating: 1 / 5

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