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Valkyrie

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Tom Cruise, Valkyrie
Frank Connor

Valkyrie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
Wide Release Date:
12/26/08
performer:
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson
director:
Bryan Singer
distributor:
United Artists (MGM)
author:
Nathan Alexander, Christopher McQuarrie
genre:
War, Drama

We gave it a B+

What is it with Tom Cruise and impossible missions? In Valkyrie, Bryan Singer’s artfully constructed (if slightly confusing) thriller, he portrays a real German officer who plotted to assassinate Hitler. Supported by a heavyweight cast (Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, and Tom Wilkinson), Cruise smolders with righteousness. If only his character could make a better bomb. EXTRAS A great making-of documentary and a commentary with a pleasantly chatty Cruise. B+