Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Valkyrie Verdict

    Is there something scary in that closet Herr Cruise?

The best review I've come across, from Nick Shager at Slant.
Alas, incongruous vocal intonations aren't even the most significant problem plaguing Singer's film, what with Cruise—missing a hand and saddled with an eye patch, making him seem like a National Socialist pirate—apparently engaged in a contest against himself (and cinematic history) to see how long he can hold the same, intensely resolute expression, and the answer unfortunately turning out to be 120 minutes.
Against all expectations, well, against my expectations, the film has garnered middling reviews and looks like it will generate sufficient business to keep it off the turkey lists.