Valkyrie

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: December 25, 2008
DVD: May 19, 2009

Current rating: Rating: 3.94
based on 636 votes and 76 reviews
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Cast: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Eddie Izzard

Inspiration: Claus von Stauffenberg

Synopsis

In a country in the grips of evil, in a police state where every move is being watched, in a world where justice and honor have been subverted, a group of men hidden inside the highest reaches of power decide to take action. Valkyrie is based on the true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) and the daring and ingenious plot to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known.

A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed. Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan—known as Operation Valkyrie—these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside.

With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, von Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.

Director: Bryan Singer
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): Bryan Singer, Gilbert Adler, Christopher McQuarrie
Screenplay: Christopher McQuarrie, Nathan Alexander
Official Site: valkyrie.unitedartists.com

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  • 3 stars "interesting look at the inside of germany during world war 2"
  • 3 stars "Better than I expected."
  • 2 stars "I waited a long time to see this film....I wish I waited longer - BBBOOORRRIIIINNNGGG!!!!"