Strong story hampered by distracting Cruise and actors using variety of accents.
almost 5 years
Overall fine, tense and acting isn't bad. Unfortunately we all know how it ends.
over 5 years
It's hard to get excited when you already know the ending.
an eye-opening account of life under hitler's rule
over 6 years
You rated this 3 stars on 10/19/2011
almost 7 years
Excellent, rich with principles. Still a very watered down version of history's injustice.
Nacho Pulido Llamas
almost 7 years
the movie is ok, but the germans dont speak in english when they talk to each other!!
One of Tom Cruise's best. Inspirational story of good men standing up to evil.
Valkyrie is a 2008 American historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during World War II. The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and to use the Operation Valkyrie national emergency plan to take control of the country. Valkyrie was directed by Bryan Singer for the American studio United Artists, and the film stars Tom Cruise as Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, one of the key plotters. The cast included Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp and Tom Wilkinson.
Cruise's casting caused controversy among German politicians and members of the von Stauffenberg family due to the actor's practice of Scientology, which is viewed with suspicion in Germany. Because of this, the film makers initially had difficulty setting up filming locations in Germany, but they were later given access to film in locations pertaining to the film's story, such as Berlin's historic Bendlerblock. German newspapers and filmmakers supported...