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By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Complex, powerful drama has intense violence.

Movie R 2005 164 minutes
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age 16+


Breathtaking. Absolutly breathtaking. Very violent but one of the greatest movies you will ever see. The actors played their role with perfection and put on a simply unforgettable show.

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Too much violence

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This powerful, appropriately disturbing film is beautifully shot by Janusz Kaminski. Munich also uses suspenseful Spielbergian set pieces, including a child in danger (a target's daughter answers the phone that's rigged with a bomb), the revelation of costs (in a hotel when a bomb explodes, Avner sees the resulting fear in survivors, as well as bloody body parts), and the father figure, in which an ideologically neutral and frankly menacing French contact called only "Papa" (Michael Lonsdale) supplies the group with target locations but also sells information to the highest bidders.

Home, community, and family seem to be the values by which Avner measures the worth of his duty. And yet, the film contends, the efforts to define home by endless cycles of aggression can never succeed. Increasingly paranoid that the Israelis must kill him to keep their part in the murders secret, Avner meets with go-between Ephraim (Geoffrey Rush) against a backdrop of the Twin Towers. Ephraim assures him, "You killed them for Munich ... for the future ... for peace." None of these terms means what it once did.

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