For Whom the Bell Tolls Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6584

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 20

Theatrical Release Date: 07/14/1943

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Romance

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Sam Wood

Actors: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova, Vladimir Sokoloff, Katina Paxinou

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Hemingway inspired classic could use some trimming

Indyfreak - wrote on 08/10/2014

A sweeping war epic set during the Spanish Civil War (not many of those) with plenty to like about except for the running time. There's little to justify the nearly 3 hour length. The battle sequences are excellently staged and hold up to the present. Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman do fine together though Bergman's inauthentic Spanish accent does become irritating. Greek actress Katina Paxinou easily gives the best performance as the matriarchal head of a motley guerrilla unit assigned to assist Cooper in blowing up a strategic bridge. She earned that Academy Award. Like I said before, there's stuff to enjoy throughout For Whom The Bell Tolls but the excessive length is just that and some scenes are entirely unnecessary. It does do a good job of illustrating the darker side of conflicts …

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