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Nerrolken
Feb 9 2009, 12:33am


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Has anyone seen it? What do you think?

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Feb 9 2009, 1:31am


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Great movie!! I saw it around the week after it came out, (really couldn't wait) and I loved it!
I thought Cruise's acting was just fine, top-notch even, despite what some critics (mostly german) have said. I'm a big WWII buff so I always love to watch these kinds of movies. With an event as important as this, I think the movie did quite well, while it may not have been an exact recreation or even a faithful rendition, I found the movie quite gripping and enlightening to watch.

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Makkyo Feb 11 2009, 9:11am


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At first, I was a skeptic. I mean, I already knew what happened, so why pay to see Tom Cruise do it?
That being said, I really liked Valkyrie. I'm not German, so I can't tear it apart for getting little things wrong (and I'm sure there were). However, Valkyrie created a palpable tension throughout the entire film in a very cloak and dagger sort of way through fear of being discovered. The end of the movie reminded me in a way of Braveheart when Mel Gibson screams freedom before loosing his head. *spoiler alert* Tom Cruise yells "hail sacred Germany" or some such in front of his firing squad. Excellent stuff. 4/5

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squattingb
Feb 11 2009, 11:38am


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Well, even though you may know what already happens (as with most historical movies), it's always interesting to watch a new interpretation and perspective. This movie certainly wasn't the first to highlight Operation Valkyrie and probably won't be the last.

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grunty_thirst Feb 13 2009, 1:40pm


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I was looking forward to seeing this; had decent expectatation, and on the whole it definately delivered. For a WWII film that was primarily based around phone calls and paperwork- it still provided great suspense; and the ending was fantastic- quite confronting and was just a solid way to end the film...probably the only problem I had was that it seemed like such a Cruise role though...bit predictable, and I've seen much of it before. Otherwise I was pretty happy watching it. happy.gif

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Trent McCrow Mar 21 2009, 9:14am


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I liked it. Keep an eye out for my review in the VP section!
   
 
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