Critic Consensus: Munich can't quite achieve its lofty goals, but this thrilling, politically even-handed look at the fallout from an intractable political conflict is still well worth watching.
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Critic Reviews for Munich
Eric Bana gives a performance that deserves something more serious than an Oscar. It's a sublimely convincing portrayal of a man who is travelling far from who he is in order to defend who he is.
Munich's passion is clear, its intention good, the skill behind it immense; there is something brave about its decision to take politics into the multiplex.
Munich is more measured and classy than Spielberg's action-adventures.
Let us start from the dual positions that sex can (potentially) bring us closer to God and that cinema, in and of itself, is a holy medium given to the transcendent.
Audience Reviews for Munich
Some Jewish guys volunteer to assassinate the Arabs responsible for planning the kidnapping of the Jewish Olympic team. Spielberg borrows heavily from The Conversation, moralizes some, and falls into typical Spielbergian emoting by the end of it. This is the work so highly regarded? Or is it the political sympathies? Better to see the aforementioned film.
A well-done, delicately constructed drama that has a very personal feel to it from director Steven Spielberg, concerning the Munich terrorist attack against Israelian athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games, where two were killed and nine others were injured. Israel, determined not to let this slide, quietly hires a skilled agent (Eric Bana) and a team to kill those responsible for this planned attack. While the film is certainly sprawling and aiming for that usual Spielbergian epic-scope it doesn't achieve overall, it is still a skillful effort from one of the best directors in the world. The moral crisis of the situation, answering violence with more violence, is handled very well. There are some scenes that feel out of place (notably one near the end combining the attack with a sex scene), but Bana's strong performance drives the film home. Not the best work Spielberg has done, but still a worthwhile effort.
|Avner:||There is no peace at the end of this, no matter what you believe.|
|Avner:||She's frightening ugly.|
|Avner:||She's frighteningly ugly.|
|Daphna:||She takes after you.|
|Avner's Mother:||I'm proud of what are you doing.|
|Avner's Mother:||I'm proud of what you are doing.|
|Avner:||You don't know what I am doing.|