However, the high production quality and good acting make this movie worth watching. Jeremy Irons is delightful as Chamberlain. George MacKay and Jannis Niewöhner are good, playing their characters as people a little in over their heads. Hannes Wegener is great as a sadistic SS officer who is a former classmate of Paul's but suspects him of being part of a cabal.
The movie has been called revisionist because the ending portrays Chamberlain as being more clever than he may have actually been. According to the film, Chamberlain made the peace agreement with Hitler to buy time for England to prepare for war.