31: Valkyrie

This week, a rare late-period swing at legitimacy by Cruise in Bryan Singer’s World War II drama Valkyrie. Did Cruise’s personal reputation doom this movie before it hit theatres? Does the film succeed despite Singer, or because of him? Who is the best British character actor out of the dozen or more in this ensemble?

Content warning: sexual assault, sexual assault of a minor, violence, suicide, death

Unanswered Questions:

  • Should Cruise have attempted a British accent to better fit with the rest of the cast?
  • Are the changes to the documented history of the Valkyrie plot justified?
  • Does Carice van Houten the best sexual chemistry with Cruise?

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