Valkyrie (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Given the subject matter, Valkyrie could have been an outstanding historical thriller, but settles for being a mildly entertaining, but disposable yarn.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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.

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Simon Miraudo

Valkyrie is another entry into Cruise's canon of quality films and performances.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

As old-fashioned historical escapism goes, this is solid, compelling stuff.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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?

Ali Gray

Valkyrie isn't a classic war movie by any means, but is it the total laughing stock many feared? Nein.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Singer keeps the conspiracy racing to its fated conclusion.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

If there's one thing Cruise knows how to portray, it's robotic single-mindedness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
Anyone who has seen The Desert Fox will be familiar with this story, but instead of concentrating on Rommel, it examines the role of Claus Von Stauffenberg in… More
Phil Hubbs
When this film came up in a thread awhile back I was shocked to hear Cruise playing a part, well I now eat those words with a side order of beans. Cruise… More
Candy Rose
Historical drama. A number of inside attempts were made by Germans to assassinate Hitler. This movie tells the story of one of those plots. Tom Cruise leads a… More
Jens S.
The true story of the plot to murder Adolf Hitler in 1944 is rather well known in Germany, but probably less so in other countries. The cast they combined for… More
Kevin M. Williams
They conquered all Europe, the Nazis, so how could they fail assassinating the one madman behind it all, I've often wondered. Singer manages to put a… More
Daniel Perry
A near miss. There was a lot going for this one, including a strong cast, conspiracy-theory intrigue and a sizeable amount of action. Unfortunately, it took a… More