Tom Cruise Wins Over German Critics

December 31, 2008 By:
Tom Cruise Wins Over German Critics

Tom Cruise latest movie Valkyrie may have opened to mix reviews in the US, but the Germans love it.

Cruise plays injured World War II Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, who led a plot to assassinate Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1944. When the movie was first being filmed, Cruise had to deal with tons of German protesters.

German public broadcaster ZDF says, "Valkyrie is neither scandalously bad nor the event of the century. Neither is it the action thriller we feared, but it is a well-made and serious film.

"Cruise plays his part decisively, coolly - a solid performance, though he won't have a sniff at an Oscar."

It's almost hard for Tom Cruise to mess up a role, he's a pretty damn good actor. But was his performance Oscar worthy? Don't hold your breath for that one--at least that’s what the critics say.