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Munich
Academy Award® Nominee
Set in the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, story follows a secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and kill the 11 Palestinians suspected to have...  View more >

Starring Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josee Croze...  View more >

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Jan 12, 2006
Another very important history lesson, two months after an incredible history lesson in "Good Bye, and Good Luck." This time, the film is "Munich" and the film takes us back to the Olympic Massacre in 1972 and the aftermath. I was thirteen on that September day when hostages were taken and in the end, just when we learned that the hostages are safe, we learned otherwise. Recently, when thirteen coal miners were trapped in a West Virgina mine, there is word that they are safe, burt later we found out that all but one miner are dead. That reminded me of the media coverage of the Munich tragedy. I saw a made for TV movie on the tragedy in the mid-1970's. And that's where we led up to the Steven Spielberg movie about not olly the tragedy, but the aftermth as assassin were trained to get those responsible. This is a top-notch drama about the men who carried out the hits. A well-written well-directed movie that should be shown in college classroom. this is a great movie that could get people thinking about the never ending conflict in the Middle East.
Jan 14, 2006
Very powerful. Very disturbing. Adult themes that apply today as much as they did in 1972.
Jan 15, 2006
I lived in Weisbden, Germany as an Americn Air Force dependent from Jan68 tru May74. I found this movie very realistic Regarding the over all feeling of anger and anxiety my freinds including germans. I was 16 in 72 this piriod has left a lasting impresion on me to this day. I found Munich the movie to be very realistic of the time
Jan 17, 2006
Spielberg's most mature, ambitious movie to date. And probably his best film ever, too. It has none of the flaws typically at work in a Spielberg film - no overwrought sentimentality (Schindler's List?), no pro-war flag waving (Saving Private Ryan? War of the Worlds?), just well-written and well-acted characters and clear, direct message about the cycle of violence in the world, both in the past and today. The basic idea at work here is that retaliation begets retaliation, and the violence in the Middle East is only going to get worse if this cycle continues. If the two sides work out their differences as people rather than slaughter each other as animals, peace is possible.

This movie is a rare one: a thriller with plenty of thrills and action, but one that is avidly anti-violence. Sheer brilliance, and a movie to be remembered for years to come and placed alongside Jaws, Schindler's List, and Raiders of the Lost Ark as one of Spielberg's greatest achievements. **** out of four.
Feb 4, 2006
Certainly not the masterpiece of filmmaking I was expecting, but definitely worth seeing. The first two-thirds of the movie are riveting and well acted, but slightly down hill and too slow from there. It's not the kind of revenge movie that leaves you satisfied at the end, but it has to be that way. The movie is excellent in the way it shows that no matter what the characters do, there is nothing they can do to solve the underlying problem. (side note: If you didn't notice, Daniel Craig and Ciaran Hinds are both in Road to Perdition. One kills the other. Check it out.)
Jul 19, 2012

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