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Munich (2005)



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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'Munich' recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre -- and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who leads it.

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Eric Bana
as Avner
Gila Almagor
as Avner's Mother
Mostafa Djadjam
as Hussein Abad Al-Chir
Ami Weinberg
as General Zamir
Lynn Cohen
as Golda Meir
Amos Lavi
as General Yariv
Moshe Ivgy
as Mike Harari
Michael Warshaviak
as Attorney General Meir Shamgar
Ohad Shachar
as Minister
Rafael Tabor
as Minister
Brian Goodman
as Belligerent American
Sharon Alexander
as General Nadev
Schmuel Calderon
as General Hofi
Guy Zo-Aretz
as Commando
Oded Teomi
as Mossad Accountant
Alon Aboutboul
as Israeli Soldier with Zamir
Makram Khoury
as Wael Zwaiter
Igal Naor
as Mahmoud Hamshari
Hiam Abbass
as Marie Claude Hamshari
Mouna Soualen
as Amina Hamshari
Mostefa Djadjam
as Hussein Abad Al-Chir
Assi Cohen
as Newlywed Man
Lisa Werlinder
as Newlywed Bride
Djemal Barek
as Zaid Muchassi
Derar Suleiman
as Abu Youssef
Ziad Adwan
as Kemal Adwan
Bijan Daneshmand
as Kamal Nasser
Rim Turki
as Adwan's Wife
Jonathan Rozen
as Ehud Barak
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Critic Reviews for Munich

All Critics (211) | Top Critics (52)

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.

February 12, 2020 | Full Review…

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.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Munich is more measured and classy than Spielberg's action-adventures.

February 23, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 16, 2006 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Steven Spielberg's most difficult film.

April 1, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's certainly the best mainstream thriller since The Insider, and an audacious political statement from a director who has everything to lose. Don't miss it.

January 31, 2006 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
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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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Directors Cat

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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.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

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