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2.7
879 Ratings

Valkyrie

Directed by Bryan Singer
Germany, United States, 2008
Drama, Thriller, Action

Synopsis

Based on the incredible true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and his ingenious assassination plot targeting Adolf Hitler, this engrossing thriller reenacts the daring operation to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

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Valkyrie Directed by Bryan Singer

What are people saying?

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Valkyrie

    Singer builds suspense masterfully; in places it felt very Hitchcockian to me. He makes the most of a talented cast, with eerie resemblances to the real life figures, and a stately, spectacle-free presentation. Not to mention, the story itself is just so fascinating and compelling that the flaws and contrivances (yes, British Nazis are at first distracting) don't add up to much.

  • Christopher R. Smith's rating of the film Valkyrie

    Stylishly made, but ultimately underwhelming historical thriller. Tom Cruise is a bit stiff in the lead, but he's backed by a top-notch supporting cast. There are a number of well-crafted suspense sequences, but as a whole, it just falls short of the mark. Despite its flaws, it is good to see Singer take a break from his blockbuster superhero franchises and do something different.

  • Tigrão's rating of the film Valkyrie

    It is really oddly cast (I mean, Eddie Izzard as a nazi, really??), but Singer is a talented director who can pull off that can of trick.

  • Trevor Tillman's rating of the film Valkyrie

    Like War of the Worlds, this movie was quickly dismissed because of the stigma around Tom Cruise. This is a Hitchcockian thriller that brilliantly manipulates you into hoping for an outcome that you already know is not in the cards. Long live sacred Germany!

  • R's rating of the film Valkyrie

    viewed better if you see this as an amusing midnight cult movie. tom cruise tries way too hard to come across as a sympathetic, honorable nazi. the film fails in overlooking the fact that these 'resistance' nazis basically agreed with hitler's racist ideology, but opposed his populism. i also don't understand why the film jumps back between nazis speaking (terrible) german to english with american/british accents.

  • DenoResandono's rating of the film Valkyrie

    There is one thing that I didn't like from VALKYRIE. Why all the characters talked in their natural accent instead of using the German accent? The good thing is it didn't bother me so much. VALKYRIE is a great re-telling of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg story about his attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Actually, I knew how VALKYRIE gonna end. It's still thrilled me tho. It's a prove that the suspense works well..

  • Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film Valkyrie

    Now this is an interesting Tom Cruise movie based upon an intriguing true story about German officers that want to take down their own leader, Adolf Hitler, but since this is a Tom Cruise movie Tom wants the whole film to center around his character when it should have been an ensemble movie and he ends up too weak against the rest of the fantastic cast in the film.

  • mootz15's rating of the film Valkyrie

    The stiff and awkward performance that Cruise gives is not what's at fault here (indeed it is entirely appropriate for someone like Stauffenberg). The film's credibility however takes a serious hit from its uncritical and romanticized apologia (good aristocrat against bad nazis; erm...no.) and is only buoyed up, at least as entertainment, because it pulls no punches as a fast-paced political thriller.

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