4.5 One of the Great War Films (even though it's WW2!) paul1956 | 09/01/2009 | See all paul1956's reviews (10) In true Attenborough style the film was made before CGI but still packs the punch. An all star cast including Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Sean Connery, Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Elliot Gould and Lawrence Olivier show just how epic this film is. The plot is straight forward, the Allies decide to send three groups of paratroopers to hold three bridges so that a huge line of tanks and trucks can ride through and make a huge amount of ground on the Germans. In other words, it is "Operation Market Garden". As the name says it was a bridge too far due to intelligence showing panzer tanks was ignored as rubbish from Holland. If you like the history of the Wars then this is a great film to watch, if you like war films, this is a great film to watch, basically this is a great film and should be up there with the best. It is possibly my favourite military film based in the Second World War ever (though Saving Private Ryan is also good!).