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FILM DETAILS
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Cast
Tom Cruise
Kenneth Branagh
Patrick Wilson
Bill Nighy
Stephen Fry
Tom Wilkinson
Eddie Izzard
Christian Berkel
Thomas Kretschmann
Carice van Houten
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Bryan Singer
Screenwriters
Christopher McQuarrie
Nathan Alexander
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Valkyrie
Tom Cruise leads a few good men in Nazi Germany


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Valkyrie

Plot
Germany, 1943. The 14th attempt to assassinate Hitler — by his own side — has just gone wrong. The conspirators need a new plan. Enter crippled Wehrmacht hero Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise), with a bold plot to blow up Hitler in his Wolf’s Lair.


Verdict
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.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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