Munich (2005) Mini-Review

Munich tries to tell the story of what happened after the massacre at the Olympics in 1972. The protagonist, Eric Bana, is given the task of assassinating each of the 11 terrorists that had a hand in planning the massacre. It is a tale of bloody revenge and Munich is very graphic in showing the horror.

Like Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven, Steven Spielberg tries to show both sides of the story surrounding the events. On one hand, 11 Israeli athletes were brutally murdered. On the other side stands the Palestinians, that “when treated like a dog, will act like one too”. The duality is shown in how our protagonist slowly loses what he calls home: his family, while on the other side, the Palestinians are simply fighting for a home: Palestine.

Munich is a well acted, well scripted and fairly well paced. It’s a very watchable and good movie.

5 thoughts on “Munich (2005) Mini-Review”

  1. umayr says:

    I have almost reached the end of it , and well the movie is definitely nice but i personally dont think its oscar material.. speilberg has done much better than this.. and there are definitely much better films out there.

    But then again yup its quite a gripping movie 🙂 I am though personally waiting to see paradise now, its about the two palentinian suicide bombers.. lets see when we get the DVD

  2. Joen says:

    umayr said:

    I have almost reached the end of it , and well the movie is definitely nice but i personally dont think its oscar material.. speilberg has done much better than this.. and there are definitely much better films out there.

    I agree, Spielberg has done much better than this.

    As for Oscar material, I really don’t care… in my opinion, most of the Oscar winners of the last decade was undeserving cough Titanic**cough**.

  3. umayr says:

    Joen .. talking about movies, have you seen studio ghibili’s Howl’s Moving Castle ?

  4. Joen says:

    umayr said:

    Joen .. talking about movies, have you seen studio ghibili?s Howl?s Moving Castle ?

    No! I still haven’t seen it! But I want to see it… the problem is, I want to see it with japanese dub, not the english dub. I love Ghibli movies. Spirited Away is one of my most favourite movies ever, I even have “The Art of Spirited Away”. Totoro is also great.

  5. Shane says:

    I can’t agree with you on this one. I agree more with umayr…there were MUCH better movies this year. I just thought that Munich seemed way too long and disjointed.

    Plus, it was WAY more violent than I expected.

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