Munich: The Edge of War

Munich: The Edge of War

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George MacKay (1917) and Jannis Niewöhner (Mute) play two old friends caught in the middle of a political boiling pot in this espionage thriller set right before World War II, based on the novel by Robert Harris. More

It is Autumn 1938 and Europe stands on the brink of war. Adolf Hitler is preparing to invade Czechoslovakia and British PM Neville Chamberlain (Jeremy Irons) desperately seeks a peaceful solution. With the pressure building, Hugh Legat (MacKay), British civil servant, and Paul von Hartmann (Niewöhner), German diplomat, travel to Munich for the emergency Conference. As negotiations begin, the two old friends find themselves at the centre of a web of political subterfuge and very real danger.

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2022129 minsUKTurbine Studios, Euston Films, FremantleMedia
DramaThrillerWarHistorical

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Munich: The Edge of War | Reviews

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Munich - The Edge of War starts off as a prim spy thriller and ends as an insufferable civics lesson.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Irons gives the kind of performance you want more of... so the fact that he has to share it in so disjointedly dull a slice of history as Munich: The Edge of War is regrettable.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Fascinating history, so-so thriller.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A plodding bureaucratic procedural that features many, many characters strategising in various spaces with furrowed brows and clenched jaws, mostly in relentless medium close-up.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

The period details are quite nicely done, which makes the wildly anachronistic camerawork all the more of a distraction.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Munich: The Edge of War is a smart and entertaining thriller that suffers from just one thing: We all know how it ends.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

All the historical stuff is enjoyable. Less so are the movie's fictional elements, and the fictional elements ultimately dominate.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Munich: The Edge Of War scores with strong performances and filmmaking craft, but is let down by a lack of dramatic heft.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Perfectly watchable, never spectacular.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Jeremy Irons is on top form as Neville Chamberlain...

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Munich: The Edge of War | Release Details

Munich: The Edge of War is available to stream in Australia now on Netflix.