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A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg 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 over-throw his Nazi government from the inside. With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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"Valkyrie, as field-commanded by director Bryan Singer, succeeds on its own terms as a handsome hybrid of conspiracy thriller and history lesson, of Mission: Impossible and The Day of the Jackal."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It is a well-made film that raises timeless questions about the demands of military duty when they are placed in conflict with higher principles."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Valkyrie is another entry into Cruise's canon of quality films and performances."
‑ Simon Miraudo, Quickflix
"Counterbalancing the energy vacuum that is Cruise is the good news that this is also a Bryan Singer movie."
‑ Dave White,
"El Caso de Valquiria como cinta es muy interesante pues a pesar de que todos sabemos el desenlace, la realización logra mantenernos pegados a la butaca pidiendo de forma imposible que el complot funcione y dejándonos al final con un montón de "Y si%u2026""
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"As old-fashioned historical escapism goes, this is solid, compelling stuff."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"What if this lesser-known chapter of German resistance had been more deeply captured? What if the moral conflicts running through this movie about love of country and revolt said more about Germany, war and, yes, genocide?"
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"Valkyrie isn't a classic war movie by any means, but is it the total laughing stock many feared? Nein."
‑ Ali Gray,
"As both a World War II film and a conspiracy story Valkyrie largely succeeds. No one part may stand above its fellows (not to mention other films) but what it adds up to is more than worthwhile and you may find yourself pleasantly surprised."
‑ Joshua Starnes,
"the action is traded for suspense in the movie, which is when things really click"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Surely there is some middle ground between a history lesson and mindless action-adventure. The people who made Valkyrie not only didn't find that ground; they weren't even looking for it."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Singer keeps the conspiracy racing to its fated conclusion."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"If there's one thing Cruise knows how to portray, it's robotic single-mindedness."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Cruise, Singer, lose the credibility battle."
‑ Don Groves,
"Singer can only touch on the surface of each development. It would help if we could see the failure reflected in von Stauffenberg's one good eye, but Cruise, alas, can offer little help. He's just Tom Cruise in an eyepatch."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
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