DVDpendence .


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

Written by Christopher McQuarrie, Nathan Alexander
Directed by Bryan Singer

The assumption that all Germans condoned the way Hitler was fighting the war (and treating civilians) cannot be further from the truth – just like not all whites were supporters of Apartheid.
Several attempts were made to get rid of Hitler, and this finely crafted film from the director of the X Men trilogy manages to turn something which could’ve been a historical footnote into a nail-biting action-drama.
Visual accuracy, splendid FX and all-round fine performances see the unfolding of the plot to kill the world’s biggest monster with great effect (its focal point Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the man at the centre of the plot).
Even if you find Tom Cruise to be a very strange little man, he is an absolutely dedicated actor when it comes to climbing into a character's skin, as he does here yet again.

5 / B
- Paul Blom

0 1 2 3 4 5 6
- A - B
- C

6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temp.
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multiple Viewing Potential
B: Deserves Another Look
C: Once Should Suffice

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