Munich Reviews

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February 27, 2007
January 31, 2006
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.
December 27, 2005
It's a smart, mesmerizing and often angry film, from a truly confident filmmaker, but it remains, maddeningly, just beyond our grasp.
December 27, 2005
Everything that keeps it from being lovable could be looked upon as a virtue, and everything about it is intentional.
December 27, 2005
Munich ricochets all over the place, but it hits its target dead-on.
December 27, 2005
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.
June 5, 2019
A dark, unflinching portrait of moral ambiguity, as Spielberg abandons the saccharine sentimentality that has dogged most of his cinematic output of late.
February 4, 2019
Munich is a film that not only needed to be made, but one that could only be made by Steven Spielberg.
January 7, 2019
"Munich" mutes Spielberg's hallmark sentimentalism to convey a more productive sense of ambiguity toward moral injustice, a crucible forged from our inability to empathize with the "other."
September 26, 2017
Munich's passion is clear, its intention good, the skill behind it immense; there is something brave about its decision to take politics into the multiplex.
March 22, 2016
It's an incoherent film, as if Spielberg desperately wanted to say something important and could only come to the conclusion that killing is bad and we're all human.
February 23, 2015
Munich is more measured and classy than Spielberg's action-adventures.
November 7, 2012
This punishing, borderline amoral picture is Spielberg at his most bleak, and most challenging. It refuses to pick sides and resonates in unsettling ways.
April 8, 2011
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.
August 20, 2010
Spielberg described Munich as his 'prayer for peace,' yet his movie strangely lacks the eloquence and yearning of a prayer.
August 30, 2009
Laceratingly charged, thunderstriken virtually, by Spielberg's deeply felt moral analysis
April 29, 2009
An utter masterpiece.
August 25, 2008
There's about an hour's worth of greatness in Munich.
July 16, 2008
Complex and powerful movie is for adults only.
April 27, 2008
A longing for home is the central core to Spielberg's powerful dissertation.
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