Excerpt: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) together with General Ludwig Beck (Stamp), Dr. Carl Goerdeler (McNally), and Erwin von Witzleben (Schofield) plan the assasintion of Adolf Hitler. Cinematography, performances and direction were really good. The film however was not as entertaining since some parts were a bit dragging. Screenplay were noteworthy with lines ""Long live sacred Germany!
Excerpt: Adolf Hitler committed suicide April 30, 1945. Valkyrie is about a group of men who are plotting to assassinate Hitler. Due to the information I have just given to you, you now know that by the end of the movie, Hitler will still be alive. This is a bit of a problem for Valkyrie, but this film does a relatively good job of making you forget about this conclusion.
Excerpt: Anyone who has seen The Desert Fox will be familiar with this story, but instead of concentrating on Rommel, it examines the role of Claus Von Stauffenberg in the plot to assassinate Hitler after many of his officers began to question not only his tactics but his sanity. The theme of the two films is actually very similar; to show that not all of the German military or its people were Nazis, and there were some who were willing to sacrifice their lives to try and stop...
Excerpt: Having had no expectations of this film, I was pleased to have enjoyed this historical referenced film. Tom Cruise's performance is solid as well as the cast around him. The suspense, even though you knew the outcome, was still gripping. On a tech note, this blu-ray is almost perfect. Image quality was amazing as well as sound.
Summary: The historical context of the film is skillfully recreated and Singer is a master at raising the bar on tension level. All the main cast disappear into their roles and are almost unrecognizable. At times, the film can be slow and lifeless, though, and doesn't hold the same emotional punch as a similar film, such as, say, "Downfall.
Excerpt: While I'm not an ardent fan of war movies, I was interested in this true-to-life tale. The only knock I would give it is the actors speaking with british accents. Takes a little away from it but it's still worth a watch. Audio track has a few bursts in it but is generally tame. I thought Cruise did well but it's a rental only for me...
Summary: This film is incredibly dull. The acting is as bland as can be. Singer's a great filmmaker, but this is his weakest effort. Tom Cruise, I'd appreciate it if you actually, oh I don't know, TRY next time!
Excerpt: Tom Cruise has proven time and time again that he is more then just a popcorn flick movie actor. He has come along way since his bit-part in The Outsiders and his turns in such classics as Cocktail and Top Gun. Valkyrie is an actor's movie. Filled with exceptional performers like Terrance Stamp, Kenneth Branaugh, Tom Wilkenson and Bill Nye.