(2008)

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Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
A taut suspense flick for grown-ups.
75
Tom Cruise is perfectly satisfactory, if not electrifying, in the leading role.
75
The mechanics of the actual plot are pretty amazing. Singer has assembled a top-notch international cast.
75
Valkyrie, despite being a more straightforward thriller, is less gripping than "Downfall," the most recent film in which Hitler had significant screen time.
70
Singer has crafted a fine film. One just wishes for greater details -- and a different ending.
70
Variety
Has visual splendor galore, but is a cold work lacking in the requisite tension and suspense.
70
Valkyrie just misses out on being a great film (it’s no Black Book), but it easily merits mention as a good one.
63
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.
50
A World War II thriller without enough thrills.
20
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.

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