• Released
  • December 25, 2008
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 0 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 10,826 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg must seize control of his nation's government and kill Hitler.

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Critic Ratings

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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Tom Cruise is perfectly satisfactory, if not electrifying, in the leading role.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The mechanics of the actual plot are pretty amazing. Singer has assembled a top-notch international cast.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Singer has crafted a fine film. One just wishes for greater details -- and a different ending.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Once the plotters plunge into action, though, Valkyrie becomes both an exciting thriller and a useful history lesson.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It's a smooth, compelling, almost suspenseful (more on that in a bit), and slightly hollow Hollywood period piece.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Tom Cruise starring in the fact-based story of a plot to kill Hitler by Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg sounds like Oscar bait. It isn't....
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50

NPR

By Bob Mondello
As action movies go, Valkyrie is pretty short on action.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The history itself is the main appeal here.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A World War II thriller without enough thrills.
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
If there are Nazis fighting other Nazis in a movie and it's still boring, something's gone wrong. Valkyrie has a coterie of problems, and...
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Rated PG-13 | For violence and brief strong language
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 14+ Tense, violent WWII thriller offers lots to talk about.
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