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In the tradition of The Great Escape, Valkyrie is a war movie full of famous faces, including Kenneth Branagh, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Nighy and Eddie Izzard. (The lesser-known David Bamber is very good as Hitler, hunched and cracking under pressure.) The film's gravity is offset a bit by the fun of seeing all these actors in a factually-based slice of history, and by a few, interesting stylistic flourishes on Singer's part, including the peculiarly unsettling image of a mosquito sizzled to death in close-up. --Tom Keogh
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Tom Cruise did an excellent job.
Pretty accurate account of the events in 1944, and the "most successful" attempt to remove Hitler, and regain control of the German government.
I wasn’t sure if I would like this movie or not going in—war movies are hit of miss with me—but I ended up really enjoying this one.
Good movie. Nice to have this story brought out and to show not all Germans backed the Nazi regime/views.Published 3 days ago by CelticKirk
The movie was great from the standpoint that there is historical documentation regarding the many attempts to kill Hitler and this brings to light at the extent people took chances... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Brent
My Husband has ALS and watches movies all day. He wanted this to add to his collection.Published 16 days ago by Miz mona