• SixteenSaltines

    ★★★½ Watched by SixteenSaltines 20 Dec, 2014

    Decent historical thriller with great set design, visuals and some suspenseful sequences. Cruise is adequate in the lead direction by Singer is solid. The history behind these events is the main attraction here.

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  • IreWorks

    ★★★ Added by IreWorks

    An interesting story that I am very glad to have made its way to the big screen. One of thousands of amazing stories from the war.

    I wish I could really stomach this film. I gave it a 3 Star rating because it deserves this, or even better due to content, cast and writing.

    I am unfortunately very put off by the complete lack of accurate accents. Some great casting decisions made, although I'm not sure through lack of direction…

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  • Paul D. Miller

    ★★★★ Watched by Paul D. Miller 06 Dec, 2014

    Sometimes the good guys lose, and then you die. This is a sad film, saved only by our knowledge of what happens just months after the failed plot to kill Hitler. But how many stories are there like this with no redemptive postlude?

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  • Matthew Wooldridge

    ★★½ Watched by Matthew Wooldridge 08 May, 2009

    This was good but not great. It has the awareness of history working against any suspense. However what was interesting to see toward the end was just how far Tom Cruise and his mob came to actually removing Hitler and taking back Germany from his evil clutches. Bryan Singer's direction was absolutely boring now that I think about it. I firmly believe that guy has lost his edge and whatever it was that made him an interesting director. It had…

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  • Elvis Rodrigues

    ★★★★ Watched by Elvis Rodrigues 12 Oct, 2014

    Após ser ferido em batalha, o Coronel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) se vê envolvido nos planos do Major General Henning von Tresckow (Kenneth Branagh) de assassinar Adolf Hitler e pôr em prática a Operação Valquíria, um projeto que permitiria o exército assumir o controle do país. Junto com o General Olbricht (Bill Nighy), do General Ludwig Beck (Terrence Stamp) e outros colaboradores, Stauffenberg se torna o responsável por deixar uma maleta com explosivos perto do Führer em uma reunião…

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★½ Watched by Adrian Zachow 28 Sep, 2009

    Good looking, but somewhat boring account of the attempt to kill Hitler. Moments of high suspense are rare, and no surprises in how it all ends. Of course the story is based on fact, and the facts couldn't not shouln't have been changed, but the story tellers needed to rise to the challenge of framing the story more interestingly. What we get is a cold, dispassionate lineal progression of the plotting of Hitler's death, followed by the predictably failed attempt,…

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  • James Healey

    ★★★★ Watched by James Healey 22 Nov, 2013

    Well made and tense throughout

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  • Mathias Axberg

    ★★½ Watched by Mathias Axberg 24 Oct, 2014 2

    Yay:

    + Some some decent tension, especially once the coup kicks into action.


    Nay:

    - I was simply bored for long stretches. Nothing hooked me. It doesn't look that great either.

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  • Jay-r Trinidad

    ★★½ Watched by Jay-r Trinidad 14 Oct, 2014

    a film that tries to be important.

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  • JoseIgnacioWert

    ★★★ Added by JoseIgnacioWert

    Entretenida y solvente cinta bélica basada en una conocida operación real. En el fondo, una suerte de recreación de las superproducciones de la II Guerra Mundial en el que un puñado de prestigiosos actores anglosajones interpretaban a oficiales nazis… esa clase de película contra la que se rebeló Quentin Tarantino en Malditos Bastardos, estrenada sólo unos pocos meses después.

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  • Lynne Gee

    ★★★★½ Added by Lynne Gee

    Okay, to be honest, I really can not STAND Tom Cruise as an actor. Most of the movies he's made have him playing himself and almost shouting with that cheesy grin of his: "I'm Tom Cruise. See how awesome I think I am!" So, I was initially very skeptical when I saw he was to appear in this movie. I was pleasantly surprised. Cruise was very low key and played this hero with the respect he deserved. A great performance. A great story. I loved it.

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  • Andy Summers

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Andy Summers 08 Oct, 2014 1

    Historical dramas usually have one thing going against them, history. How do you build a tension filled plot when everyone knows the outcome? That was Bryan Singer's biggest problem in the making of this brilliantly constructed thriller than focused on the unsuccessful attempt by a leading group of German officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler in the Summer of 1944. Bringing together an all star cast that would put most productions to shame, Singer made us invest our faith in these…

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