Skip to comments.What's Right With 'Munich': I'm a Zionist, and I liked Spielberg's film
Posted on 02/08/2006 8:43:27 AM PST by EveningStar
Avner Kaufmann, the reluctant warrior and protagonist of Steven Spielberg's movie "Munich," is honorable, strong, a family man--that is, a typical Israeli. That is why "Munich," although intensely criticized by pro-Israel commentators, ultimately does Israel and the civilized world at least one service: At a time when anti-Semitism is all-too-often repackaged and sold in politically correct form as "anti-Zionism," "Munich" offers mass audiences a compelling portrait of an Israeli struggling courageously to confront evil. Despite its lapses, "Munich" still has value for illuminating Israel's position--and that of all civilized people confronting terrorism...
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another article on 'Munich'
If you can take it, here's another review of 'Munich'
I put off seeing "Munich" because of the negative reviews and because I generally think Spielberg is an adolescent who makes great adventure movies and very sophomoric serious films.
The reviews are wrong about "Munich." It's a great film and it should win the Academy Award.
It won't. But it should.
And Eric Bana should win for Best Actor. But he won't because he wasn't even nominated.
Time to bust out the Bit Torrent...
I agree. "Munich" has stayed with me while all the other movies this year faded from memory before I left the theater.
As long as you recognise that it is based on a fictional story written by an El Al baggage handler ("James Frey" file)
Even Medved, who criticized parts of the film, said it was superb moviemaking. I think he gave it 3-1/2 stars out of 4.
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