Munich (DVD, 2006, Widescreen)
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- fcmustoNov 04, 2008by
Munich a bit sporadic but well produced thriller
I didn't think Spielberg would employ overly-graphic violence in a film he directed... I was wrong. The overall production was well done considering it was potentially a documentary of the Munich murder repercussion by Israeli activist members. 2 other films come to mind that create a similar atmosphere: "3 Days of the Condor" where Redford is a CIA-type operator who is thrust into a similar political/economical tryst albeit not of his own doing, and a film called "The Conversation" where Gene Hackman, a electronic guru bugger reaches a similar inevitability as the Israeli hit team does, the hunter becoming the hunted.
Although the acting was more than adequate, the scene changes seemed very abrupt without enough background to identify exactly what the goal really was, even after viewing a 2nd time. But in general the screenplay (once you were clear who was hunting who) keeps the viewer on that seat edge throughout the entire 2 hours & 44 mins.
I recommend seeing it twice, once to hash out the historical particulars and again just for appreciation's sake of the harsh reality of opposing ideologies clashing on the screen.Read full review
- fish_beanJan 08, 2014by
Remembering an event that happened in the past.
I remember when this event in this movie really happened and it reminded me of what these athletes must have went through when confronted with the terrorists. Although this situation may not have ended on a positive note for the athletes, the story is told very well.
- livethemagicJul 20, 2009by
This movie has so many wonderful qualities to it. First, the acting. Eric Bana is simply outstanding in the lead role. Daniel Craig, in his role as supporting actor is phenomenal. I was NOT however, impressed with Golda Meir's portrayal in this movie. It was very watered down, making her appear to be merely the final decision maker behind a team of advisors. That was not the case. She was, and still is, one of the finest examples of female leadership, and that could have been showcased. It would not have taken anything away from the film, it would only have added to it.
As with all movie based on true stories, this is difficult to watch in parts. Highly emotional. If you can't handle violence, this is not for you. I think parts of it could have been less gory, but when working with facts, it is often best to stick to the truth, as difficult as it may be.
For some people, it will be "just another movie". For me, it is a piece of history that has been encapsulated in movie form and it will forever remind me of how much has been lost, and how far we have yet to come.Read full review
- deleon72Aug 27, 2013by
This is a great movie based on true events. The performes are very good and the movie is entertaining and very real. I enjoyed it very much.
- cannonclubonlin...May 03, 2009by
From My Perspective. Nobody Wins.
The telling of such a story about horrific violence and killing to prove a point only brings us all back to the same conclusion. It's always going to be stalemate.
NOBODY WINS. Nobody really ever wins when tolerance is not important.
Munich, an emotionally riveting film and well developed characters, kept me interested from start to finish. Although the film was 2 hours, 44 minutes, it still could have well been 4 hours long and still hold your interest.
Spielberg pushes this movie to its very limits with his bold and brazen approach to presenting what happened in 1972 with the Munich massacre and what ensued.
Spielberg's Munich was considered for 5 academy award nominations in 2006.