Valkyrie Synopsis
Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg must seize control of his nation's government and kill Hitler.
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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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VALKYRIE - well-executed!!! Grade: Solid B

By MOVIES REVIEWER
Dec. 4 2008 - This evening I attended the advance press preview of this 2-hour suspenseful chair-gripping war movie by director Bryan Singer. Based on a true story, VALKYRIE chronicled the last of...

Good film, lots of suspense, different view of WWII

By elibutton
I thought it was a well put together movie, and opens up a whole new storyline as to what was going on behind the scenes during WWII. You never hear much about these plots or the politics involved...

Awesome

By thegoogee
After seeing the horrible The Day The Earth Stood Still this movie was a pleasant surprise. Very well made. Great sound and very good acting. Don't listen to the critics as usual they don't know...

Powerful movie

By RandytheMovieFan
Saw sneak preview tonight, had low expectations going in but found movie was well worth seeing. The first half of the movie was fairly slow as characters were introduced, motivations explored, yadda...

Valkyrie's Hidden Agenda

By caioneach
Everyone knows Cruise is the Golden Boy and star puppet for the wacky sci-cult, Scientology. Most don't know that Scientology has been deemed a dangerous cult in many countries, including Germany. ...

WOW

By rock Tumtum
If your germen after all these years and still proudly claim it this is one movie why there are still hearts even in the midst of battle....

einen Film müssen Sie sehen

By Cookin Fool
translation: a movie you must see Even knowing the outcome (based on historical facts) you sit there in anticipation hoping the outcome is different. The movie was fast paced and engaging. Very...

Something you didn't know about the Germans

By MovinByLight07
We've all seen the bad side of Germany in WW2, but there is no land that is entirely evil. And in this movie you really get to see the sacrifice that good Germans went through to do what was right...

Don't Rate the movie if you haven't watched it

By hsth4
I watched the movie, and I enjoyed it. You will like what you watch, that is, if you arent already biased against it. I cant stand when people say, I hate Tom Cruise, and I hated the movie. Or I...

"VALKYRIE” – It’s important to try to LEARN from history =

By jimchudnow
I was quite bothered to hear certain reviewers put down this film about an assassination attempt on Hitler saying, there was no “point” to making it since “we know how it turned OUT”. In that case,...

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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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