• Munich (2006)

Munich

Release Date: January 6th, 2006

DVD Release Date: May 9th, 2006

R |2 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

After the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and their coach at the 1972 Olympics, the Israeli government secretly assigns Avner Kaufman (Eric Bana) to carry out a series of strategic retaliations. With the help of a driver (Daniel Craig), a forger (Hanns Zischler), a bomb-maker (Mathieu Kassovitz) and a former soldier (Ciarán Hinds), Avner conducts a worldwide operation, targeting 11 individuals. As the assassinations pile up, Avner begins to doubt the morality of his actions.

Cast: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Michaël Lonsdale

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Drama , Thriller

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Universal Pictures

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Revenge, Brooding, Soldier, Dark, 1970s, New York City, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Lou LumenickNew York Post

    Masterful, atypically political - and flawlessly acted. show more

  • 90
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    A mesmerizing, richly nuanced inquiry into Israel's revenge of the Munich massacre of its athletes. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    As a thriller, Munich is efficient, absorbing, effective. As an ethical argument, it is haunting. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Directing
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Best Picture