Munich (2005)



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

Movie Info

'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 team and the man who leads it.

Rating: R (for strong graphic violence, some sexual content, nudity and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Kushner, Eric Roth
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2006
Box Office: $47.4M
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as Kemal Adwan

as Kamal Nasser

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as Ehud Barak
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Critic Reviews for Munich

All Critics (214) | Top Critics (46)

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

Full Review… | February 23, 2015
The Dissolve

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

Full Review… | November 7, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

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.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011

Spielberg described Munich as his 'prayer for peace,' yet his movie strangely lacks the eloquence and yearning of a prayer.

Full Review… | August 20, 2010
Cinema Writer

Laceratingly charged, thunderstriken virtually, by Spielberg's deeply felt moral analysis

Full Review… | August 30, 2009

An utter masterpiece.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Munich



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Super Reviewer


A well-done, delicately constructed drama that has a very personal feel to it from director Steven Spielberg, concerning the Munich terrorist attack against Israelian athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games, where two were killed and nine others were injured. Israel, determined not to let this slide, quietly hires a skilled agent (Eric Bana) and a team to kill those responsible for this planned attack. While the film is certainly sprawling and aiming for that usual Spielbergian epic-scope it doesn't achieve overall, it is still a skillful effort from one of the best directors in the world. The moral crisis of the situation, answering violence with more violence, is handled very well. There are some scenes that feel out of place (notably one near the end combining the attack with a sex scene), but Bana's strong performance drives the film home. Not the best work Spielberg has done, but still a worthwhile effort.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer

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 it's mostly close to the truth). On their own, none of the characters are particularly likable, but somehow together I get a feeling of camaraderie and I want them to succeed. The attacks are always very tense and dramatic which helps you bond with the characters, especially with the little girl situation which is helped by the fantastic cast. Not a film for everyone but definitely worth a look for those with interests in history and film.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer

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