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German critics maul Cruise as anti-Hitler hero

Title: German critics maul Cruise as anti-Hitler hero
Date: Monday, 19 January 2009
Publisher: Agence France Presse (AFP)
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BERLIN (AFP) — German critics savaged Tom Cruise's portrayal of Adolf Hitler's would-be killer in "Valkyrie" ahead of the film's release here this week, but relished a homegrown hero getting the Hollywood treatment. "Valkyrie" has been one of the most keenly awaited new releases in Germany this winter, thanks to the legendary status of its subject – Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg – and a string of controversies during its production. Although expectations were low here for Cruise in the role ... [Read the rest at]