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Valkyrie Reviews

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Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
May 15, 2009
The movie looks good and seems to hit all the right notes, yet never quite connects or resonates like it should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Simon Weaving
Screenwize
March 21, 2009
A thrilling political war movie that sees Tom Cruise and a stellar British cast of high-ranking German officers plot to assassinate Hitler and end the war before the Germany they love is destroyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
March 1, 2009
A well-wrought thriller about one group's attempts to assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
February 13, 2009
Este "revisionismo" histórico pode ser bastante prejudicial e mesmo perigoso ao se tornar um primeiro passo para algo muito mais grave e que deve ser combatido com todas as forças: a negação do Holocausto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 5, 2009
The tension that builds throughout Valkyrie is palpable and the plot is incredibly compelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dylan Rainforth
The Age (Australia)
February 5, 2009
A historically respectful, morally careful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
January 31, 2009
With a more intelligent and taut screenplay, Valkyrie could have been much more riveting rather than merely be sporadically thrilling, mostly bland and, ultimately, underwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Eddie Cockrell
Sydney Morning Herald
January 29, 2009
When he is at the top of his game, as he is here, Cruise's charisma is blinding.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 28, 2009
The subject demands to be made as a documentary or in a form more imaginative than a linear narrative.
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
January 28, 2009
Valkyrie isn't a great war movie, but within its own limited ambitions, it is enjoyable and never dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald
January 26, 2009
Although the casting of Cruise takes some getting used to, the film makes ample use of a strong supporting cast and a tightly knit story to maintain suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jolin
Empire Magazine
January 23, 2009
A film more concerned with 'how' than 'why' or 'who', Valkyrie would have benefited from more scrutiny and complexity. Still, once the bomb goes off, the thrills come in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
January 23, 2009
As old-fashioned historical escapism goes, this is solid, compelling stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
January 23, 2009
Valkyrie's technique is admirable but it misses the mark emotionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
January 23, 2009
Singer makes a noble and romantic fist of this terrific story but it feels spookily like a well-oiled Hollywood entertainment rather than a sensational chapter of history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 23, 2009
Director Bryan Singer has put together a fairly workable, old-fashioned second world war movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 23, 2009
This is no The Day of the Jackal. It's functional. Respectful rather than inspired. It won't damage Cruise's reputation, but it won't enhance it in any degree either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
January 23, 2009
Valkyrie may not be awards bait but it is a solid, at times gripping, thriller that wrings every ounce of drama out of what is, at heart, a pulsating tale of the courage and idealism of some undone by the cowardice and politics of others.
| Original Score: 3/5
Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy
January 23, 2009
Expect thrills, not a revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
January 23, 2009
Valkyrie is no action extravaganza. Yet despite having a rich seam of moral ambiguity to mine, the characterisation is no deeper than in Singer's X-Men.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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