DVD - 2006
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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.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures, [2006]
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781417080915
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 164 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.


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Mar 04, 2018

Shame on you Spielberg. But then, no surprise.
In a nutshell, here's the important point: Save for the few facts (innocent athletes were killed <tortured, murdered> in Munich, Golda ordered the assassination of the perpetrators <duh>, 9 of the 11 involved were killed later <they should have all been killed in Munich; it was even more of a travesty that they ALL got away after killing all the athletes they had kidnapped>), which Spielberg admits himself, the story is made up! Phrases (on the film itself!) which say "BASED on true events/facts" and "INSPIRED by real events", mean just that: The fictional depiction constructed in this film, which you are about to watch, is MADE UP! And how amazing, that one of the most clear cut cases of unsubstantiated outrageous behavior by the animals that did that in Munich (don't take my word for it; go watch all the actual events from 1972, and see how it unfolded from beginning to end), should give one pause to think that maybe the Israeli government went overboard. Really? Please. The German government is the one that exhibited outrageous behavior, but that was conveniently skipped over in the film. Aside from this, the film just isn't very good anyway. It gets bogged down, after starting out interestingly, but that's to be expected with all the unrealistic B.S. psychology the movie foists on it's main characters, in trying to deliver it's typical Follywood message. No surprise that many in the Masada have said the film was "out to lunch". (Ham & cheese on rye please. : )

Jan 30, 2018

Directed by Steven Spielberg in 2005 based on the book "Vengeance"---an account of about Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli government's secret retaliation against the Palestine Liberation Organization after the Munich massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics, this American-Canadian historical drama depicts the violent, horrible and clandestine operation in length.
I don't like an eye-for-eye revenge scheme.
Most people don't like too much violence.
No wonder, this flick is one of Spielberg's lowest-grossing films.

Jan 29, 2018

Great movie.

Jan 22, 2018

a historical terrorist atrocity is given over for resolution to, essentially, James Bond, it seems, who's got a family, however, which complicates things, but only somewhat - this movie seems a desecration of, rather than a tribute to the athletes who died in Munich, though the production values are, of course, throughout, excellent

A good but not great film loosely based on true events (it takes many liberties with the truth and omits a lot of uncomfortable and inconvenient aspects of the story). It moves slowly and jumps around all over the map. You rarely know where they are. Also, the timeline of assassinations is not made clear until very late in the film. Lastly, the ending was a confusing mess and, ultimately, a letdown.

Jun 12, 2017

The DVD includes a short introduction by Steven Spielberg. Do watch this before watching the movie! He explains why he chose to make this film as well as what is fact & what is fiction.

Mar 21, 2017

One of Spielbergs best recent films. Great acting ,cinematography and music. Explores the moral and ethical complexities Spielberg usually avoids. There is no fluff or happy endings here. Just death nd revenge and the weight it burdens us with.

Aug 04, 2016

Compelling for a half-hour and dull as dirt the rest of the time, MUNICH is one of Spielberg's lesser films, reaching too far, so far that it ends up falling, toppling forward to land flat on its face. The story is interesting and tragic, the actual details of what happened back in 1972 and the acts of retaliation that ensued, but the film that we ended up with didn't capture any of that spark. Cut in half, MUNICH could have been a thrill ride with an important historical lesson to boot, smart and moving and mesmerizing as good films are, but sadly, what we're left with was a bonafide snore-fest. I don't recommend MUNICH.

May 17, 2016

I personally love watching movies based on true stories, to understand nations, behavior, and consequences. This is another good one.

Jan 03, 2016

Saw this years ago, and decided to check it out again, with news about Ankie Spitzer finally getting the Olympic association to acknowledge the murdered athletes, wanted to watch it again, and even checked out "One Day in September" again. Even though, I'm suspect of Steven Spielberg's motive, I did enjoy this movie as much as I did the first time I saw it. Even though, I have since found out that MOSSAD doesn't use groups such as the group that Louis and his father ran, I found it very interesting that shadowy groups like that might (or might not) exist. And the first time I saw this, I thought it was all true. I have since found out, a lot of it is a fairy tale, I still found it a very good movie and would watch it again and again. Seeing the little bit of what happened to the martyred Israeli athletes helps in visualizing what happened to them. Sometimes, just reading words just doesn't cut it. I remember when this happened, but I was really young, and really didn't care or understand but, I do remember, I thought this only brought the Palestinians into a bad light in my eyes. I couldn't understand, if they didn't come to kill them, then why did they kill all of the Israelis in the end, and even now, that I'm older and know better, I still ask myself this. Can only come to the conclusion (then and still now) that they came to kill them, period. That was how they were going to make their point. I can only hope that the Israeli martyrs are resting peace, and I won't say anything about the terrorists because they aren't worth my time or words or thoughts. Anyway, I highly recommend this movie. I read a comment from someone who said parts of the movie were boring. I, respectfully, have to disagree. Even my daughter who has the attention span of a gnat sat and watched the whole thing with me.

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Jun 17, 2008

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Violence: Many people are shot or bombed and killed.


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Jan 29, 2018

Robert: We are supposed to be righteous. That's a beautiful thing. And we're losing it. If I lose that, that's everything. That's my soul.


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