Mar 28

Film review – Munich (2005)

Film review – Munich (2005)


Rating: 9/10

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitch, Hans Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Omar Metwally, Geoffrey Rush

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Review: Film review – Munich (2005) – Before I start, I reserve the right to update this to a ten after I’ve seen it a few more times. I’ve only seen it twice and thats not enough to warrant a ten but it doesn’t mean it won’t get there at some point.

This is Spielberg at his best, the film runs for almost three hours but certainly doesn’t feel it.

The lead character Avner is appointed gods assassin by Golda Meir in order to show the world that the jews are strong having had eleven citizens killed at the Munich games. As we progress through the film it becomes increasingly obvious that the killings are turning Avnar into the terrorist. A state sponsored terrorist. By the end of the film the lines between right and wrong are well and truely blurred.

The shocking thing is that this is still going on, with Mossad believed by many to have been the assassins of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, a top Hamas commander in the past year.

Excellent film that opens a debate about the Israel/Palestine issue without forcing an opinion down your throat. It’s also a great piece of entertainment, always engaging.

ps: Daniel Craig is badly cast in this film and his terrible accent doesn’t help. Not his best work by a long way.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_film

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0408306/

Amazon: Buy it