In addition to Zadie Smith’s Munich article, here’s another astonishing piece about the film. Written by Armond White of New York Press, it’s an in-depth and thought-provoking read that’s made me want to re-watch the film again.
“Munich doesn’t arouse vengeance; it isn’t about “fairness” or even-handed allocation of blame. It’s about how retribution (eye-for-an-eye politics) unbalance the universe, how Avner unquiets his soul. Throughout his killings, Avner carries a consciousness of heritage and the weight of history; plus, a sense of justice challenged by a sense of responsibility—burdens. Miraculously, this story of mankind’s moral burden becomes the perfect summary for Spielberg’s 9/11 trilogy—the most significant event of 2005 cinema.”