Spielberg blew it. He had the chance to inform an entire generation about Munich and instead of giving the facts; he based his story on a novel that was marketed as a factual account of the post-Munich operations (Vengeance : The True Story of an Israeli Counter-Terrorist Team by Jonas).
It is a drama-queen presentation of one team's moral struggle with eliminating BG's that well deserved it. A moral struggle that I doubt existed in conversations among team members.
The movie -
we are led to believe that Mossad would depend on one mysterious french group for all their intel and allow themselves to be ID'd in the process. BS
Avner, the team leader is presented early in the film as having no skills nec. to be a team leader. Doesn't seem realistic to me...
Only one mention is made about the other teams used in these ops. If you miss that one sentence the movie would lead you to believe these were the only ones involved. Makes the story too small.
The film makes the IDF/Mossad seems as if they are cruel pimps that prey on the sensitive men sent to do this mission.
arafat and abbas are only mentioned once as the leaders of black sept. even though they, as a later nobel prize winner and PM of 'palestine', were largely responsible. If you aren't listening you could easily miss this critical info.
The film is careful to not make you feel that its okay to kill your enemies, but at the end the credits roll over the WTC which is in direct contrast to the moral of the story they just showed you...
One high point -
Barak (later PM of Israel) was part of a hit mission on foreign soil when he was a young soldier that was heroic and wild. The movie actually portrays this pretty well based on the interviews with him about it.