Waterloo

Film, Drama

Time Out says

Visually impressive, but a rather silly attempt to explain Napoleon, tracing his career from exile in Elba, through resurgence to power, to his defeat by Wellington at Waterloo. The main problem seems to lie in Bondarchuk's reliance on eye-catching gimmickry, and in his indecision as to whether to make a spectacular epic about nations at war, or an intimate portrayal of Bonaparte as a person. The early scenes, with less action, suffer most from this fault, although the whole thing is also blighted by Steiger's eccentrically mannered performance.

By: GA

Details

Release details

Duration:
132 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Sergei Bondarchuk
Screenwriter:
HAL Craig, Sergei Bondarchuk, Vittorio Bonicelli
Cast:
Rod Steiger
Christopher Plummer
Orson Welles
Jack Hawkins
Virginia McKenna
Dan O'Herlihy
Rupert Davies
Philippe Forquet
Michael Wilding
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