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Munich (2006)

Munich

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

January 06, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

164 min.

Production Budget

$75 millions

Studio

Universal Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Steven Spielberg

Producer

Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Colin Wilson

Screenwriter

Charles Randolph

Starring

Story


Three-time Academy Award®-winning director-producer Steven Spielberg directs "Munich," an historical thriller set in the aftermath of the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics.

"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 led it. Eric Bana (Troy) stars as the Mossad agent charged with leading the band of specialists brought together for this operation.

Inspired by actual events, the narrative is based on a number of sources, including the recollections of some who participated in the events themselves. The script is the first feature film written by Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award and many other awards for his epochal Broadway drama "Angels in America" as well as its Emmy Award-winning adaptation for HBO. The film is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Spielberg and Colin Wilson.

The international cast also includes Daniel Craig ("Layer Cake"), Geoffrey Rush ("Shine"), Mathieu Kassovitz ("Birthday Girl"), Hanns Zischler ("Walk on Water") and Ciarán Hinds ("Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera").

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Eric Bana and Ayelet Zurer in Universal Pictures' Munich (2005)
Mathieu Kassovitz and Eric Bana in Universal Pictures' Munich (2005)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..an extraordinarily effective and occasionally uproarious account of the early phase of global terror..”
by Ella Taylor [L.A. Weekly]
“..a terrific espionage thriller in the tradition of "Day of the Jackal."..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
“..A film of uncommon depth, intelligence, and sensitivity..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]