(2008)

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Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
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
A taut suspense flick for grown-ups.
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
A perfectly acceptable motion picture. The only thing that keeps it from even greater accomplishments may be inherent in the story itself.
70
Once the plotters plunge into action, though, Valkyrie becomes both an exciting thriller and a useful history lesson.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
Singer has crafted a fine film. One just wishes for greater details -- and a different ending.
63
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
The history itself is the main appeal here.
50
A World War II thriller without enough thrills.
50
As action movies go, Valkyrie is pretty short on action.
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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