Lists: Action, Thriller

Brief Synopsis: "Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer."

Overall Ranking: 1644 (Rank from 2008: # 42)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 14.29%
Regular 42.86%
Half-Popped 42.86%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 3
Rewatch: 7
Bryan Lienesch83 - 'Valkyrie' is an enigma. It's good, but it should be even better. It brings a great story into the limelight, but seemingly not far enough. Will you enjoy it? Sure. And yet, you'll leave somewhat unsatisfied.
Comedy: 1
Sex Appeal: 2
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
David Baruffi80
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Gorgon Reviews61(full review)
Dan O'Neill60(full review)
Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes43(full review)

People Involved

  • Tom Cruise (Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg)
  • Carice van Houten (Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg)
  • Kenneth Branagh (Henning von Tresckow)
  • Eddie Izzard (Erich Fellgiebel)
  • Bill Nighy (Friedrich Olbricht)
  • Tom Wilkinson (Friedrich Fromm)
  • David Bamber (Adolf Hitler)
  • Thomas Kretschmann (Otto Ernst Remer)
  • David Schofield (Erwin von Witzleben)
  • Kevin McNally (Carl-Friedrich Goerdeler)
  • Christian Berkel (Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim)
  • Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg (Hermann Göring)
  • Matthias Freihof (Heinrich Himmler)
  • Halina Reijn (Margarethe Van Oven)
  • Manfred-Anton Algrang (Albert Speer)
  • Werner Daehn (Ernst-John Von Freyend)
  • Matthias Schweighöfer (SS-Soldat im Erschießungskommando)
  • Andy Gatjen (SS-Soldat)
  • Christopher Karl Hemeyer (SS-Major)
  • Philipp von Schulthess (SS-Adjutant von Henning von Tresckow)
  • Jamie Parker (Werner von Haeften)
  • Terence Stamp (Ludwig Beck)
  • Florian Panzner (Leutnant Hans Wilhelm Hagen)
  • Karl Alexander Seidel (Berthold Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg)
  • Justus Kammerer (Heimeran Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg)
  • Frank Christian Marx (Thomas Arnold)
  • Bryan Singer (Director)