• DJ

    ★★★★ Watched by DJ 27 Dec, 2008

    Operation Valkyrie. Hitler's plan B. If anything was to happen to him, Valkyrie would be initiated and within hours men loyal to Hitler would regain control of the upper ranks of German command, ensuring that his values be upheld, even in his passing. Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) had assessed his viewpoint of Hitler's actions and decided that he is fed up with his antics. He soon discovers that there is a number of officers in Hitler's upper ranks…

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  • Hob

    ★★★½ Watched by Hob 03 Mar, 2015

    I figured I might like this better than its indifferent reviews suggested, given my unbroken record of liking movies in which Tom Cruise gets maimed, and indeed I did— more or less. It's very well crafted, and does a good job of telling a story that, while it is a hell of a story, requires a fair amount of exposition all the way through. The cast is great, though most of them don't have a whole lot to do, as…

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  • Rob Summers

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Rob Summers 23 Feb, 2015

    Smart, tight, and compelling.

    The amazing true story of Nazis attempting to kill Hitler has been admirably shaped into a three act screen play by McQuarrie. Not an easy feat. Most historical films don't succeed at giving a Hollywood structure to real life. Plus, McQuarrie knows how to write the cool dialogue.

    Tremendous cast bringing gravitas and wit to every performance. So many I would just name the whole cast if I started to pick some.

    Cruise is commanding and…

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  • T_Jibbo

    Watched by T_Jibbo 15 Nov, 2008

    Zero stars. I laughed for an hour then left the theater. Good comedy.

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  • Grant Berridge

    ★★★½ Watched by Grant Berridge 24 Feb, 2015

    A war film, not much more.

    Very nicely played, though I had a sense of deja vu throughout. I think it reminded me slightly of Inglourious Basterds (which is a perfect film). Valkyrie takes itself far more seriously.

    The cast is absolutely superb. Tom Cruise: very cool. Bill Nighy: delightfully cowardly. Eddie Izzard: Eddie Izzard in a German uniform, which I find really distracting.

    Like Titanic, this film suffers a bit from the fact that we know how it will…

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  • Zaw Mine

    ★★★½ Added by Zaw Mine

    Tom cruise as always nailed it. One of the most underrated films of both director Bryan Singer and lead actor Tom Cruise.

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  • katie h.

    ★★★★ Rewatched by katie h. 20 Feb, 2015

    I FUCKING LOVE HISTORICAL MOVIES!!!!

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  • Jamel Chhedi

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jamel Chhedi 15 Feb, 2015

    This is a pretty effective thriller and amazing story. It has strong performances from the cast and although you know how it ends for them the movie manages to give some hope and redemption in the postcredit notes.

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  • Brian Hann

    ★★★★ Added by Brian Hann

    This true story of the plot to kill Hitler is a great watch. Tom Cruise is actually a spitting image of the real Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg.

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  • Jameson Berthiaume

    ★★★ Watched by Jameson Berthiaume 07 Feb, 2015

    Despite knowing how this mission plays out I thought they did good job building and maintaining suspense.

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  • Lior Hadar

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lior Hadar 06 Feb, 2015

    Suspenseful, slow-burning recreation of an incredible story from history. Stunning production design adds tons of verisimilitude. Tom Cruise starts out as Tom Cruise but disappears into his role after about 10 minutes, and Bryan Singer's direction is sweeping without being overly glossy. The last 45 minutes or so are brilliant. It's an important film about an important topic.

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  • Chris Alley

    Watched by Chris Alley 09 Aug, 2009

    Surprisingly tense movie even though you know how it will end. The dvd has a great documentary about the real events worth checking out.

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