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Munich can't quite achieve its lofty goals, but this thrilling, politically even-handed look at the fallout from an intractable political conflict is still well worth watching.



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'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.

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Eric Bana
as Avner
Gila Almagor
as Avner's Mother
Ami Weinberg
as General Zamir
Mostafa Djadjam
as Hussein Abad Al-Chir
Lynn Cohen
as Golda Meir
Amos Lavi
as General Yariv
Moshe Ivgy
as Mike Harari
Michael Warshaviak
as Attorney General Meir Shamgar
Ohad Shachar
as Minister
Rafael Tabor
as Minister
Brian Goodman
as Belligerent American
Sharon Alexander
as General Nadev
Schmuel Calderon
as General Hofi
Guy Zo-Aretz
as Commando
Oded Teomi
as Mossad Accountant
Alon Aboutboul
as Israeli Soldier with Zamir
Makram Khoury
as Wael Zwaiter
Igal Naor
as Mahmoud Hamshari
Hiam Abbass
as Marie Claude Hamshari
Mouna Soualen
as Amina Hamshari
Mostefa Djadjam
as Hussein Abad Al-Chir
Assi Cohen
as Newlywed Man
Lisa Werlinder
as Newlywed Bride
Djemal Barek
as Zaid Muchassi
Derar Suleiman
as Abu Youssef
Ziad Adwan
as Kemal Adwan
Bijan Daneshmand
as Kamal Nasser
Rim Turki
as Adwan's Wife
Jonathan Rozen
as Ehud Barak
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Critic Reviews for Munich

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

Dec 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Dec 27, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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

Dec 27, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/4

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.

Dec 27, 2005 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

Dec 27, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4

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.

Dec 27, 2005 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for Munich

Some Jewish guys volunteer to assassinate the Arabs responsible for planning the kidnapping of the Jewish Olympic team. Spielberg borrows heavily from The Conversation, moralizes some, and falls into typical Spielbergian emoting by the end of it. This is the work so highly regarded? Or is it the political sympathies? Better to see the aforementioned film.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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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

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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
Sophie Burgess

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