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In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action.
Drama Suspense - Although based on a true story, this WWII-set film is above all else
a suspense thriller targeted to adult moviegoers, particularly males
although this is not an action picture per se.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good ...director Bryan Singer has capably crafted this war thriller in such a way that one occasionally forgets the foregone conclusion and becomes wrapped up in the excitement of the moment.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Tom Cruise is perfectly satisfactory, if not electrifying, in the leading role.
USA TodayFull Review Average Valkyrie is a World War II thriller without enough thrills.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 133 moviegoers:
TEENS: These are good but certainly not great reviews. About half
the males truly enjoyed it and most of the other half rated it as
average. The female reviews are about the same. Since no one really
disliked it I do recommend it, but not highly.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The males enjoyed it very much. Half of the
females loved it and half rated it as average. Recommended, especially
for the males.
ADULTS: Very solid reviews from both the males and the females.
Over three-quarters enjoyed "Valkyrie" very much. Most of the remaining
reviews indicate an average movie with just a few rating it slightly
below average. Easily Recommended!
A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg ( Tom Cruise) is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan – known as Operation Valkyrie – these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside.
With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, von Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.