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The Bridge on the River Kwai

During WWII, the Japanese forced Allied POWs to build a railroad, which included constructing a bridge on the River Kwai. This movie focuses on the clash between the military ethics of a British Colonel, the cultural expectations of a Japanese commander, and a plot to sabotage the structure. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 161
Theater Release: 18 Dec 1957
Video Release: 02 Nov 2010
MPAA Rating: PG
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The Bridge on the River Kwai is rated PG:

Cast: Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa
Studio: 1957 Sony Pictures

Detailed Review

Winner of seven Oscars and numerous other awards, The Bridge on the River Kwai is based on the true story of the Thai/Burma "Death Railroad." During the Second World War,… 
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Why Is The Bridge on the River Kwai Rated PG?

Overall: B+

During WWII, the Japanese force Allied POWs to build a railroad, which includes… 
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Even though Colonel Nicholson and Colonel Saito are military leaders from opposing sides, what traits… 
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