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The Longest Day (1962)

3.5 out of 10 Well worth watching
Andrew from Tipperary, 25 Mar 2014
If you want to learn a whole lot about the D-Day landings in just a few hours, you could do a lot worse than watch this. Historically accurate (partly due to the large number of veterans from both sides working as advisors on the film) and well paced, this movie takes you through the key events and nicely evokes the sense of a huge, sprawling, barely-controlled invasion. Huge cast of just about everyone who was around at the time, including the guy who wrote the theme music. Some of the script and performances are a little dated, but it's very watchable and has planty of impressive pre-CGI spectacle.
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1.5 out of 10 The Longest Day
paul from Louth, 20 Nov 2008
It is ok but some scenes were too long
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On June 6, 1944, the Allied Invasion of France marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination over Europe. The attack involved 3,000,000 men, 11,000 planes and 4,000 ships, comprising the largest armada the world has ever seen. Presented in its original black & white version, 'The Longest Day' is a vivid, hour-by-hour re-creation of this historic event. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, it is a fascinating look at the...

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