Overlong at 167 minutes, almost completely devoid of plot, and as historically incorrect as one could imagine, BATTLE OF THE BULGE still manages to be a fairly entertaining war picture that glorifies and mythicizes battle in Ultra-Panavision, CinemaScope, and Technicolor. Col. Hessler
(Robert Shaw), a master tactician in the German tank corps, is planning a full-scale attack on US troops. His Allied counterparts across the Bastogne are Gen. Grey (Robert Ryan), Col. Pritchard (Dana Andrews), and Lt. Col. Kiley (Henry Fonda), the last of whom feels keenly that the Germans are
preparing an offensive. Kiley keeps after his superiors about the suspected pending attack, ...