MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 127 this week

Waterloo (I) (1970)

G  |   |  Action, Drama, History  |  29 October 1970 (Italy)
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 5,496 users  
Reviews: 75 user | 14 critic

Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 15 Oct 2010
 
a list of 42 titles
created 28 Dec 2010
 
a list of 31 titles
created 08 Jul 2012
 
War
a list of 33 titles
created 29 Aug 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 20 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Waterloo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Waterloo (1970)

Waterloo (1970) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Waterloo.
Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

War and Peace (1966)
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Eight-hour epic based on the book of the same name by Leo Tolstoy. Two main story-lines are complex and intertwined. One is the love story of young Countess Natasha Rostova and Count Pierre... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk
Napoléon (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The year is 1816, and NAPOLEON, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl BETSY his life story. His meteoric rise to military prominence ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabella Rossellini, Gérard Depardieu
Fate of a Man (1959)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of a man (Andrey Sokolov) whose life was ruthlessly crippled by World War II. His wife and daughters were killed during the bombing of his village, he spent some time as a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Pavel Boriskin, Zinaida Kirienko
Napoleon (1955)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

From 1769 to 1821, Napoléon Bonaparte's life, loves and exceptional destiny but as seen through the eyes of Talleyrand, the cynic and ironic politician, who once was the Emperor of France's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Director: Sacha Guitry
Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Jeanne Boitel, Pierre Brasseur
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale
Waterloo (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Tom Zubrycki
Waterloo (1929)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Karl Grune
Stars: Charles Willy Kayser, Charles Vanel, Otto Gebühr
Boris Godunov (1986)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Alyona Bondarchuk, Gennadi Mitrofanov
Steppe (1979)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A boy in Russia, circa 1900, makes a daunting trip from his home village to a school in the city.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Oleg Kuznetsov, Nikolay Trofimov, Vladimir Sedov
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A chronicle of the Russian and Mexican revolutions in the early 20th century.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Franco Nero, Ursula Andress, Jorge Luke
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Marcel Broodthaers
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Sergey Bondarchuk
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Lyudmila Saveleva
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Rupert Davies ...
Gordon
Philippe Forquet ...
La Bedoyere
Gianni Garko ...
Drouot
Ivo Garrani ...
Marshal Soult
...
De Lancey
...
Colonel Sir William Ponsonby
Sergo Zakariadze ...
Blucher (as Serghej Zakhariadze)
Terence Alexander ...
Andrea Checchi ...
Sauret
Edit

Storyline

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Waterloo.The battle that changed the face of the world. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

29 October 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Vaterlo  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Virginia McKenna replaced an actress who dropped out. See more »

Goofs

At the opening of the campaign (just after Napoleon's "God's got nothing to do with it" comment), French troops are seen marching down the road and across the fields. Troops did not march-in-step while on the move across country. It was too tiring and inefficient. Route step (aka route march) was used instead, in which the troops remained in a loose formation but did not match their steps. See more »

Quotes

Sir William Ponsonby: Before we go, Uxbridge.
[proffering snuff powder]
Lord Uxbridge: [snorts] Ha
[sneezes]
Lord Uxbridge: savage stuff, Ponsonby!
Sir William Ponsonby: You don't see its like any more. My father left us a hundredweight, down to the last ounce. An old Jew in Alexandria had the blend.
Lord Uxbridge: Blend?
[Ponsonby laughs]
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Waterloo released in the UK on DVD
6 February 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I understand that Waterloo has been released in the UK on DVD without the extra footage, just the same as on the VHS version, but not in the USA, (Our DVD players will not play it.

I have the soundtrack on 33 /3 LP, the march "La Vielle Garde" in English "The Old Guard" or "March of the Guard" is featured, very beautiful album. Also the famous drumbeat of the Napoleonic army "passe de charge"

This film portrays the battle as accurately as any film ever has and there will never be another made like it, no computer troops were used, if you see 10 thousand soldiers they were actually there...Bondarchuk has the whole Russian army at his disposal as it was partly a Soviet Mosfilm production.


15 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The aftermath of Waterloo nelson95
Moving scene cromwell1641
A movie crying for a remake EireannGoBrach
Waterloo-Greatest of Napoleons mistakes? Rebel0908
Rod Steiger on Horseback? brandall-7
Why no Blu-ray? slitheen-1
Discuss Waterloo (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?