He has been battered with the charge of creating a moral equivalence between the Palestinians who perpetrated the Munich killings and the Israelis who hunted them down. "For all its vanity about its own courage, the film is afraid of itself. It is soaked in the sweat of its idea of even-handedness," wrote Leon Wieseltier in one of the most withering critiques of the film, in the pro-Israeli magazine, The New Republic. "The death of innocents was an Israeli mistake but a Palestinian objective."I still have to see the thing. I bet by the time it shows here (27/1/2006) I'll be sick of it and won't go.
January 05, 2006
And still they come to Munich
Here's a review of Speilberg's Munich in today's Independent.