Critics Consensus

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

All Critics (207) | Top Critics (42)

  • It's certainly the best mainstream thriller since The Insider, and an audacious political statement from a director who has everything to lose. Don't miss it.

    Jan 31, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

    Paul Arendt
    Top Critic
  • 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
  • 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

Audience Reviews for Munich

  • Feb 17, 2016
    One of Spielberg's strongest films. Munich is dark, intelligent, thrilling and very well written.
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Jul 09, 2014
    Overlong and lacking in closure, Munich still manages to engage thanks to a memorable band of unlikely teammates and a constant sense of danger and unpredictability.
    Isaac H Super Reviewer
  • Oct 10, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2012
    I'm not sure exactly what to say about this film. A lot of controversy has been started over its accuracy and political stances, and yes I did wonder about that too, but this is a decent and dark film by Spielberg. It remains politically neutral but is also unrestrained and violent. I would say this is about as effective as say, Saving Private Ryan (you can determine for youself if that is a good or bad thing).
    Dillon L Super Reviewer

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