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ValkyrieWhat is it with Tom Cruise and impossible missions? In Valkyrie, Bryan Singer's artfully constructed (if slightly confusing) thriller, he...ValkyrieWar, DramaPG-13What is it with Tom Cruise and impossible missions? In Valkyrie, Bryan Singer's artfully constructed (if slightly confusing) thriller, he...2009-05-13Kenneth BranaghBill NighyTom WilkinsonKenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom WilkinsonUnited Artists (MGM)
Tom Cruise, Valkyrie

(Frank Connor)

B+

Valkyrie

Genre: War, Drama; Starring: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson; Director: Bryan Singer; Author: Nathan Alexander, Christopher McQuarrie; Release Date Wide: 12/26/2008; MPAA Rating: PG-13; Distributor: United Artists (MGM)

What is it with Tom Cruise and impossible missions? In Valkyrie, Bryan Singer’s artfully constructed (if slightly confusing) thriller, he portrays a real German officer who plotted to assassinate Hitler. Supported by a heavyweight cast (Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, and Tom Wilkinson), Cruise smolders with righteousness. If only his character could make a better bomb. EXTRAS A great making-of documentary and a commentary with a pleasantly chatty Cruise. B+