Munich (2005)

'Munich' recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre -- and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 9, 2006
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Steven Spielberg's examination of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the aftermath of the Munich assassinations is politically even-handed and cinematically visceral.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's a smart, mesmerizing and often angry film, from a truly confident filmmaker, but it remains, maddeningly, just beyond our grasp.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Like the superior Syriana, this isn't a Middle Eastern tale that offers much hope. It's just bloodstained history. And if we don't remember that history, Spielberg says, we learn nothing.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Munich is more measured and classy than Spielberg's action-adventures.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Everything that keeps it from being lovable could be looked upon as a virtue, and everything about it is intentional.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The ultimate problem with Munich is that it's looking for a clear-cut answer that doesn't exist. And while it frames its final act as an argument, it's an argument it's having with itself.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

This punishing, borderline amoral picture is Spielberg at his most bleak, and most challenging. It refuses to pick sides and resonates in unsettling ways.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Munich ricochets all over the place, but it hits its target dead-on.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

It's a brutal, merciless, somber picture, utterly devoid of the heart-tugging sentimentality that always creeps into even his best films. It is also, unfortunately, timid when it should be bold and clunky when it should be eloquent.

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Joshua Starnes

Munich is an important story to be sure but an important movie isn't the same as a great one. It's told in such a muddled way the message is easily lost, except for the moments when it is hammered home at the cost of story-telling believability.

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Jameson Worley
An excellent movie! A little slow, but once the story and background information develops, it is worth the time because you're attached. I highly recommend… More
Dan Schultz
A well-done, delicately constructed drama that has a very personal feel to it from director Steven Spielberg, concerning the Munich terrorist attack against… More
Jim Careter
Munich is not only a genius film, it is the kind of film that makes me proud to be a Spielberg fan. The 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany, were supposed to be a… More
Sophie Burgess
Whilst it's a bit too long for my liking, it's a great piece of cinema. I knew nothing about the real life event but now I certainly do (as long as… More
Eric Alvarez
A dead-on movie portraying a very historic event. Brilliant.