Valkyrie

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MGM Released 2008

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Director:
Bryan Singer
Released:
2008
Rating:
PG-13

Valkyrie is a 2008 historical film about the 20 July plot carried out by German officers during World War II in an attempt to overthrow Hitler's regime and take control of the country. Tom Cruise plays Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, a German patriot who opposes the Nazi movement. After being removed from combat following a severe injury, von Stauffenberg is approached by several other German high-ups who want to kill Hitler and remove the Nazis from power. Von Stauffenberg devises a plan to use a national emergency measure currently in place called Operation Valkyrie to mobilize Germany's reserve forces to overwhelm the SS after Hitler's assassination. The small band of resistance fighters will have to work in perfect coordination to carry out the plan. This exciting film co-stars Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, and Eddie Izzard. Valkyrie is a gripping portrayal of the brave resistance that existed within Hitler's Nazi regime during the second World War, and one man who tried to execute one of history's most dangerous secret missions.

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  • 70

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    A perfectly acceptable motion picture. The only thing that keeps it from even greater accomplishments may be inherent in the story itself.

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    Has visual splendor galore, but is a cold work lacking in the requisite tension and suspense.

  • 50

    The New York Times Manohla Dargis

    If Mr. Cruise doesn't work in Valkyrie, it's partly because he's too modern, too American and way too Tom Cruise to make sense in the role, but also because what passes for movie r...

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    Kenneth Branagh

    Major-General Henning von Tresckow

    Eddie Izzard

    Eddie Izzard

    General Erich Fellgiebel

    Bill Nighy

    Bill Nighy

    General Friedrich Olbricht

    Carice van Houten

    Carice van Houten

    Nina von Stauffenberg

    Tom Hollander

    Tom Hollander

     

    Andy Gatjen

    Andy Gatjen

     

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