Top positive review
Excellent documentary about an exceptional and talented actor. See it.
Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2019
William Holden was one year younger than my father. One of the secrets my mother shared with me when I was growing up in the 1950s was that every time she saw a movie with William Holden she thought of my father - and when she saw my father all dressed up and looking his best - she thought of William Holden. I did not come to realize what a good actor Holden was until I was in my 30s and he was nearing the end of his career. "Bridge on the River Kwai" was (and is) one of my favorite movies and I watch it at least once a year because I see my father being played by Holden in so many ways. But I also continue to count "The Wild Bunch" among my favorite movies which only made me appreciate William Holden even more - and this documentary clearly shows why. I saw a pre-release cut of the "Wild Bunch" in a small movie theater near the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Gower St. in Hollywood about 9 months before it was released. After the preview was over and the lights came on everyone stood up and applauded for over five minutes. Because everyone was standing I could not see the studio people exiting, but someone said that Holden had been there the whole time and then exited before the audience. Missed him by that much... But what a great actor he was and this documentary makes that very clear and holds nothing back. I did notice that his son (if you closed your eyes and just listened) sounded just like his father. Hey - it's free for Amazon members - so don't miss watching this. You won't be disappointed!