• Valkyrie (2008)


Release Date: December 25th, 2008

DVD Release Date: May 19th, 2009

PG-13 |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) serves Germany with loyalty and pride but fears that Hitler will destroy his country if allowed to run unchecked. With time running out for Germany and the rest of Europe, von Stauffenberg joins a group of like-minded, high-ranking men who want to overthrow the Nazi regime from within. With everything he holds dear in the balance, von Stauffenberg becomes the trigger man in a plot to assassinate the evil dictator.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Eddie Izzard, Terence Stamp

Director: Bryan Singer

Genres: Thriller , Historical drama

Production Co: United Artists, Bad Hat Harry

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: 1940s , Rousing , Underdog , Tense , Quest , Fall , Doctor

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

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

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

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

  • 50
    Bob MondelloNPR

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

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