Munich city has a checkered past, It was the place Neville Chamberlain tried to appease Hitler with an agreement to avoid another war. It is also the place where a Nazi leader was assassinated in 1941 during the height of second world war and perhaps the only successful assassination by Allies. Also, more recently in 1972, Munich was the place where 11 Israeli Olympians were massacred by terrorists belonging to Black September organization.
So, I have been waiting for this movie for a while and glad I got to see it.
ItÂs a relatively long movie by
There are many characters in the movie and none I could identify. But the lead role donned by Eric Bana stands out. He plays the role of the team lead Avner deputed by Israelis for this special project. Eric has brilliantly portrayed the transformation of Avner from a hesitant novice killer to a person consumed by the assignment and how he starts eliminating targets with clinical precision.
This movie raises some key questions about the use of violence as means to resolve issues and how they could only be temporal. Several characters from opposing camps, vehemently argue how it is only seeding more violence.
Despite the gripping nature of the theme, movie does tend to drag in several places. I am surprised how Steve Spielberg let that happen.
To a large extent much of what happens in the international polity in the recent decades have been revolving around
Direction Â A (for solid handling)
Screen Play Â B (for letting the movie drag in few places)
Acting - A (for solid performance by Eric Bana)
Overall - A (for shedding light in to a historic event of our times)
Bottom Line - Watch it
BTW, I also saw two other
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