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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Tom Cruise starring in the fact-based story of a plot to kill Hitler by Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg sounds like Oscar bait. It isn't. And the sooner you accept it, the more fun you'll have at this satisfying B movie. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The history itself is the main appeal here. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A World War II thriller without enough thrills. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Once the plotters plunge into action, though, Valkyrie becomes both an exciting thriller and a useful history lesson. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    If there are Nazis fighting other Nazis in a movie and it's still boring, something's gone wrong. Valkyrie has a coterie of problems, and represents a whole new front in Tom Cruise's public relations war, but first and foremost there's the tedium. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Singer has crafted a fine film. One just wishes for greater details -- and a different ending. show more

  • 50
    Bob Mondello NPR

    As action movies go, Valkyrie is pretty short on action. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Tom Cruise is perfectly satisfactory, if not electrifying, in the leading role. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    A taut suspense flick for grown-ups. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Valkyrie, despite being a more straightforward thriller, is less gripping than "Downfall," the most recent film in which Hitler had significant screen time. show more

  • September 24, 2009 theswordrulz
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    slow-mo close up of hitler in the trailer was wicked scary tho. duhhhhh

  • August 15, 2009 OneWayOnlyJesus
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    Tom Cruise and the other actors did a good job, but the movie just was not riveting and suspenseful enough. It was ok.

  • July 09, 2009 bigbobsh2o
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    Fantastic movie . This is now one of my favorite Tom Cruise movies. Even though you know how it's going to end it has the right combination of history , suspense , and action. It was just great.

  • June 29, 2009 hollaatyourboy8
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    extremely boring movie. No action at all, just endless dialogue. Expected a lot from this movie, but found it hard to sit through.

  • February 08, 2009 fjstoner123
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    I do not like this movie at all

  • January 27, 2009 Vic
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    Good movie,, Tom is great as usual. Tom you keep making them and I will keep seeing them. How you have not recieved an oscar is beyond me. So many great performances. This movie is on slow side and obviously we all know the outcome. Would wait for dvd..

  • January 25, 2009 DEDE & TERRY
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    Tom Cruise is great in this movie! But he is always great in every movie I have ever seen him in, A wonderful actor!! Keep it up Tom! I will all always will go to every movie he makes!

  • January 24, 2009 Paul
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    Born on the 4th of july and now Valkyrie , Tom Cruise's best so far..

  • January 21, 2009 Keger8rules
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    In my top 5 for best movies i've ever watched!

  • January 18, 2009 Susan
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    extremely boring. barely any action besides the small bombing. defiance is so much better.


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