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Munich

(DVD - 2006 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one by one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy.
Title: Munich
[videorecording]
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen ed
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 164 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Universal Pictures and Dreamworks Pictures present an Amblin Entertainment-Kennedy/Marshall-Barry Mendel production in association with Alliance Atlantis Communications ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Barry Mendel, Steven Spielberg, Colin Wilson ; screenplay by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth ; directed by Steven Spielberg
Notes: Based on the book "Vengeance: the true story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist team" by George Jonas
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2005
Special features: An introduction by Steven Spielberg
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one by one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy.
ISBN: 1417080914
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama MUNICH
Credits: Director of photography, Janusz Kaminski ; editor, Michael Kahn ; music, John Williams ; costume designer, Joanna Johnston ; production designer, Rick Carter ; visual effects supervisor, Pablo Helman ; special effects supervisors, Grégoire Delage, Joss Williams.
Performers: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciaran Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush.
System Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Other Language: English or dubbed French dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Olympic Games (20th : 1972 : Munich, Germany) Drama Undercover operations Europe Drama Assassins Drama Terrorism Germany Drama Agentes Europa Teatro. bidex Terrorismo Alemania Teatro. bidex
Genre/Form: Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Historical films
Suspense films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Undercover operations
Assassins
Terrorism
Agentes
Terrorismo
Publisher No: 21823 Universal Pictures
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Dec 23, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

a wonderful cast and some good storytelling (with some missed opportunities to make it great) of the after-effects of a terrible event

Aug 22, 2013
  • AGuyInAHat rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I found the decision to make this movie take place after the events of Black September to work towards the films benefit, instead of taking it easy and make the film only about the terrorist attacks in Munich, Germany in 1972, it shows the horrible affect it had on Israel and the extremes that were taken to prevent more bloodshed. As much as a love this film, there are some things that helped bog it down, one thing in particular is Eric Bana's leading performance. He was Oscarbating throughout the entire film trying far too hard when subtlety was all the script called for, much like Jodie Foster in 'Nell', but apart from that, this does very well in conveying the absolute import retribution was to the Israeli government, and how the actions they took, make them no different than the monsters that killed 11 innocent men in 1972.

Aug 16, 2011
  • tj_is_cool rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Fairly good. Violence begets violence.

May 23, 2011
  • aaa5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

F- for the PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. B+ for the DVD

Ended up not watching the movie. The description made it sound quite violent.

Feb 22, 2010
  • PatrickT rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Good. Gritty and occasionally moving.

Oct 25, 2009
  • madlibscientist rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Totally fascinating movie, it made me go out and read the book it was based on,
Spielberg did a wonderful job of showing multiple points of view on this intense and emotional topic- and the burden of unintentional consequence. A fascinating, thrilling, and intelligent film. I highly recommend it!

Jun 17, 2008
  • jabey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pretty thrilling movie. Revenge and violence dominate the movie, but there is much more than that. The life and humanity of the characters come into it.

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Jun 17, 2008
  • jabey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

jabey thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Jun 17, 2008
  • jabey rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Many people are shot or bombed and killed.

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