By Nisha Sen(22 Feb 2009)
In "Valkyrie" - the fact-based movie from director Bryan Singer - Tom Cruise plays Claus von Stauffenberg, the real-life German Colonel who led the titular operation to assassinate Hitler.
Tom Cruise speaks a few lines of subtitled German before falling back on English, signalling Mr. Singer's lack of confidence in his star's ability to do an accent. From then on, each cast member is given leave to use whatever accent they brought to work that day. Mr. Singer's loose handling of the period and Mr. Cruise's undeniable modernity make the film distractingly anachronistic.
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