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Reviews on the Run: Munich

Published December 29, 2005 in Movie Reviews
By Vince Palomarez | Images property of Universal Pictures
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Hey folks, due to being on vacation this week I wonít be able to get you any full reviews this week. I did see some films that I want to talk about so here is the second quick review of three films Iíve recently seen.

Munich Movie Review


Munich: There was so much secrecy surrounding the making of Munich, it was hard to get a gauge on what type of film this was going to be. All we knew was the plot was going to be centered on the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the hands of Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics. Due to the subject matter, a lot of people were saying Munich was going to be similar in tone to Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List. Instead, Munich is more of a traditional Spielberg film along the line of Minority Report and War of the Worlds. It’s more like an average spy thriller with some political meaning thrown in for fun rather than a powerful tale of human perseverance like Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List were. Those two movies seemed like he put in a lot more effort into making them different in terms of visual style as well as tone than any of his other films. With Munich, he sticks with the phrase “If it aint broke, don’t fix it” in that he does nothing to distinguish this film in tone and visual style than any of his recent films. Still, Munich is by no means a bad film. In fact, this is a solid Spielberg film and one of the better films to come out this year. The story is definitely intriguing and all the performances are top notch. Munich may get some recognition come Oscar season, but only because there is a serious lack of competition in the Best Picture category (tons of films, low caliber). Any other year, Munich would be a definite must see, but it would fall just short of being put with all the Best Picture nominees.

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