I have read some of the comments on this motion picture! The length of it seems to be a main concern. However, the cast it's extraordinary, and the caliber of the individual actors are also superb! The story line, as fiction or not, still shows you a twist when you really find out the purpose of the squad of men and women... Even tho I am not old enough to have lived during the time of "WWII" I have read, and studied enough of ITS books, movies-documentaries etc. to base the opinion that this mission
The greatest action/suspense movie/book ever! You don't get the full story until the last 5 minutes! The movie follows the book nearly exactly since the author, Alistair Maclean, also wrote the screen play. I can't say how many times I've watched this movie. It never gets old. The scenery and soundtrack are also superb! The movie's only drawback is the 1960's special effects and quirks. Great story, good acting, great music, incredible scenery, excellent videography, plenty of action, multiple plot twists,
Tommy Reynolds (Oldest Software Guy)
Saw the trailer in the theatre when I was about 12. The explosions were great. Missed the showing but saw it decades later on TV. Took me another couple of decades to understand what was happening. The funicular sequence blew me away and even now "climb down" gives me a chill. Somewhat dated, but give it a chance.