German critics slate Tom Cruise's performance in Valkyrie

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Tom Cruise made an excellent sword-swishing American samurai. He even saved the Western world a few times – but he does not quite make the grade as a German war hero. 

That was the first verdict of German film critics after the New York premiere of Valkyrie, the Hollywood version of one of the country’s most sensitive historical episodes: the unsuccessful military plot to kill Hitler in July 1944. 

It marks the end of months of nail-biting tension among German cultural commentators and historians. Would Cruise make a hash of playing Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg, the very model of a Good German? 

Well, yes, according to Der Tages-spiegel, the Berlin daily.  continues here

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