5 Days Of War - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

5 Days Of War Reviews

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Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 18, 2011
Whether its passion is faked or real is impossible to tell because it is expressed with such pulp-fiction gusto.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 18, 2011
Would-be serious treatment of war is lethally undermined by director Renny Harlin's ham-fisted, exploitative approach.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
August 17, 2011
Had it rejected the genre's romantic trappings and false heroics more consistently, the movie might've been worth the ride.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
August 17, 2011
Renny Harlin used to make ridiculous movies involving pirates or Sylvester Stallone; now he makes ridiculous movies about Putin's 2008 invasion of the country of Georgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Paj Sandhu
Moviedex
August 15, 2011
The drama is satisfying and the message is pertinent, making 5 Days of War a worthy alternative to all the mindlessness on offer this blockbuster season.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine
August 14, 2011
If 5 Days of War is any indication, Renny Harlin is looking to hoist himself up from the bottom of the barrel using the Blood Diamond template.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 13, 2011
A pro-Georgian, anti-Russian war movie with lots of action.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
July 22, 2011
It masquerades as an underdog story about journalists who cut through the fog of war, but it's patronising enough to think we won't notice the cliches and simplifications.
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 19, 2011
I think this is sort of quite an impressive film and it just sort of makes you angry all over again about this sort of unfairness of the politics in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
July 19, 2011
This tribute to news journalists manages to pack in a few cliches, but director Renny Harlin has always been good with action, and the action scenes here are scarily effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
July 19, 2011
While it's let down by its reliance on action genre clichés, this remains compelling and thought-provoking throughout.
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
July 15, 2011
The film is stirring and moving and occasionally harrowing, needless to say, and it achieves its objective of powerfully documenting a short span of history that must not be overlooked
Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects
August 20, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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