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7.2 out of 10

Valkyrie

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Spangle, Metacritic
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: This one is not bad at all. The thrills are there and the ending sequence, even though we know it is coming, is as tragic as it should have been. However, in spite of that, the story feels...rushed. For example, the story felt a little on the short side and the character development, as seems to be the case with many films based on military actions, seems to be pretty thin as well. But, on the plus side, the acting was really good across the board.
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Metacritic
16 March 2013
  • Summary: After I've read some of the negative reviews of this movie, I was kind of unmotivated to watch this one. However, right now I'm glad I did give it a try. This is one of the few cases where I believe the negative reviewers are wrong. A lot of historical facts pass by in this movie, during World War II. Those facts were well-researched, and I couldn't really find false facts. It gives a very good view on what Operation Walküre is about.
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CynicalJohnson, Metacritic
16 November 2012
  • Summary: Not the worst film that I've seen. As a fan of History, especially the WW2 era, I found this film rather interesting. The cast did a relatively good job of playing their characters but there was no reel boom to it. Nothing that exciting or thrilling, it got a little boring at times. I enjoyed it a little but I doubt I'll ever watch it again. It's worth a watch if you're interested in WW2 and Nazi Germany but if not then I'd give it a miss.
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Overall 6
6.0

Valkyrie review

FilmCrave
21 September 2012
  • 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!
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good movie!!!

rakuten
4 May 2012
  • Summary: I was unaware about the Valkyire mission during the pre-second world war or Hitler era in Germany. So I read about it before watching the movie. It is an very good attempt to show the whole mission in a two hour movie, kudos to the production team. It is a very good movie.
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Metacritic
22 April 2012
  • Summary: 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Missed Out On Being A Masterpiece, Or Even Good

FilmCrave
18 April 2012
  • 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.
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Critic2012, Metacritic
12 April 2012
  • Summary: Director Bryan Singer (The Usual Suspects) brings to life one of the most bold and daring plots in history. Colonel Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) rewrites Hitler's Valkyrie so that his band of German rebels, genuinely concerned for their country's future, may initiate it and bring about the downfall of Hitler, and consequently, peace. Overall, the film was excellent.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Valkyrie" by Yojimbo

FilmCrave
10 February 2012
  • 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...
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smijatov, Metacritic
30 December 2011
  • Summary: The film is indeed entertaining, and very suspenseful at times. Cruise shines at what he does best - action. The issue here is that there is very little of that action that he's best at. All we are left with is the drama. Which is not necessarily bad, but it does not quite work as well as it was anticipated.
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