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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    An Unexpected Triumph

    VALKYRIE deserves wider attention than it received during its theatrical release, a theater run mired by the media emphasis on the tacky behind the scenes stories of the making of the film and the character destruction of Tom Cruise. This is a fascinating bit of World War II German history that is not as well known as the other aspects of the Third Reich and it bears telling. Writers Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander have used the facts of the 15th unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Hitler as spearheaded by Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) and molded a thriller and a classy drama populated by some of our finest actors. Director Bryan Singer manages to recreate Germany of 1944 and make it all look real - too real for comfort - and paces this complex mission with steady and harrowing momentum.

    The film belongs to Cruise who is rarely off screen. His acting is solid and credible. The other actors whose presence gives the film a sense of realism are Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Terrance Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann, Eddie Izzard, Christian Berkel, Tom Hollander, Jamie Parker, Carice van Houten, and David Bamber (excellent in the role of Adolf Hitler). What makes this cast stand above the average ensemble crew is the sense of selflessness each actor brings to his/her role. Even though many of these fine actors are only on the screen for moments, their contribution is so well crafted (and directed) that the audience feels as though each is fully understood as members of this infamous historic event.

    This film appears to be an honest, non-sensationalized view of history about which too few people are informed. As a quasi-documentary it holds up well: as a thrilling drama it deserves kudos. Grady Harp

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    amazing movie

    amazing movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    The attempted death of Hitler

    Valkerie is about a plan during WW2 to assainate Hitler. A group of command officers, Lieutenants, and other such people in command of German armies got together to blow up the dictator. Watch the movie for an account of true history.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Tom Cruise is the Best!

    I love history and this movie explains what happened so well. All the various components and people who risked everything because They truly loved their country and wanted to do what was right and moral. Germany has such beauty and wealth. I am so glad this story could be told with such great actors. Tom Cruise deserves an Oscar!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    good 1

    great movie one of the best i seen.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    GOOD WW2 MOVIE

    THIS WAS A GREAT MOVIE WITH A LOT OF UNEXPECTED PLOT TURNS. ALTHOUGH I KNEW HITLER KILLED HIMSELF WITH CYANIDE, I WAS SURPRISED WHEN I HEARD "the furher is alive". I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE FOR KIDS OVER 13, NOT FOR THE VIOLENCE BUT FOR THE COMPLEX PLOT.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    loved it

    Im only 13 and this is one of my favorite movies.Great.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A Military Historian's Dream Movie

    This movie was incredible from beginning to end, it was fantastically done. As accurate as any movie really could (or should) be, and yet so absolutely captivating all at the same time. I am definitely going to be showing this to my history classes when we studying WWII. I could not have asked for a more well done movie to share this episode of history with the world.
    The casting was excellent, Tom Cruise was excellent in his role, Eddie Izzard was so out of character yet perfectly in character.
    Even though the outcome was obvious (we all know Hitler wasn't assassinated) the movie still kept you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the plotters anyways.
    Watch it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    one very sad movie

    i loved this movie from beging to end i give the people who made this movie possible a salute and a very big thank you

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    one very awesome heart pounding movie it took my breathe away while watching it

    one very awesome movie this movie got a very good rating note the movie you are about to buy is a very diifernt kind of film tom cruise has made and its not like tom craises past films hes made this film is just differnt completely differnt this is one very awesome film i salute the guy who made this movie possible

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