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Our best guess for you: 3.3 stars

Average of 1294 ratings: 3.3 Stars

2008 M Contains violence and offensive language.

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Col. Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance, becoming involved in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Hitler. Soon, events dictate that he become a central player -- and he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing Hitler. Based on true events, this drama co-stars Stephen Fry, Bill Nighy and Eddie Izzard.

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115 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English for the hearing impaired, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Ukranian
English DTS HD Master Audio (Lossless) 5.1; Ukranian, Hungarian Dolby Digital 5.1; Russian Dolby Digital DTS 5.1

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4 by morepork

After my first viewing, I rated this movie 3 stars. I have now watched it a second time, and amended my rating to 4 stars. Historical biopics are difficult by definition - you either end up with boring... Read more

2 by JT

I was looking forward to this movie but was disappointed in the result. From a history point of view it was very good. However, some of the acting was disappointing and at times the story line laboured... Read more

2 by Pelican Pete

I was looking forward to this film but was disappointed. The content was good but have done better with this important piece in the 2nd world war. The acting OK but for Tom Cruise fans it is worth a look.

2 by Tannienoom

This film would've benefitted from some more enthusiastic wielding of the editor's scissors. It was probably at least half an hour too long and dragged on quite tediously at times.

It was encouraging... Read more

4 by Movie Master 2002

Apart from the poor German accents that were to be portrayed this movie is very well made. The suspense was great, and the story was not far from the actual events. Highly recommended.

3 by Geoff

A bit difficult to watch initially but once I'd got over the accents and apparent over-acting by some players I really enjoyed the story. As usual very good performances by Bill Nighy and Tom Wilkinson.

2 by Jo & Hitendra

This was really a bit dumb - Tom Cruise is not even faintly believable, and any of the things that might have explained why the regime gained the popularity it did among the German people was completely... Read more

3 by Sophia-Colin

There was an obvious casting foul-up in this film, but remarkably the story does not go completely Hollywood and is very watchable. I suggest you don't view the extras first as they're so hollow that they'll put you off watching the film.

2 by Tubbs

There is acting talent to burn here plus there is Tom Cruise. There was a chance to kill him off in the first scene but the talented Bernard Hill paid the price instead. Excellent production values.

4 by westerlybreeze

I'd also seen Valkyrie a few years ago and thought is was alright - 3 stars, but after watching again, the acting, props, camera angles and historic accuracy are on point. Almost forgave Tom Cruise and quite enjoyed a second see through.