5 Days Of War - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

5 Days Of War Reviews

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August 20, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 1, 2011
An action movie scarcely deeper than a Michael Bay extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 19, 2011
As propaganda, 5 Days Of War is unlikely to make a mark, though perhaps the idea of reaching people through would-be blockbusters will.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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.
August 19, 2011
Embarrassingly clumsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
August 19, 2011
Harlin manages to summarize the intensity of combat and the despair of conflict. Despite its many flaws, "5 Days of War" retains a visceral punch. A shame it doesn't have much of a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 8, 2017
Anti-Russian propaganda film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 18, 2011
A hell-on-earth thriller that makes valiant gestures toward geopolitical savvy but gets bushwhacked by vet helmer Renny Harlin's weakness for the Rambo-esque.
August 19, 2011
Should appeal more to those who like to watch stuff blow up than understand exactly why the carnage is transpiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2011
The plot is culled from a variety of "war is hell but I'm covering it anyway" journalist-in-the-field movies but handled with clichéd clumsiness in a script by David Battle and doctored by Finnish writer Mikko Alanne.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 4, 2011
...an aggressively unwatchable piece of work that trivializes its searing subject matter...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 26, 2011
5 Days of war seems like an eternity if you are in the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
August 19, 2011
Harlin's roots show throughout the picture, as he films real-life horrors with a bombast better suited to summer entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 25, 2011
Flimsy dramatization of Russia/Georgia conflict fails both as historical re-enactment and as action-flick thrill ride.
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
September 1, 2011
[Presents] its protagonist journalists as ill-defined types performing heroic daring-do and the Georgian refugees taken under their wing as a plot device.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
August 17, 2011
Had it rejected the genre's romantic trappings and false heroics more consistently, the movie might've been worth the ride.
August 18, 2011
Would-be serious treatment of war is lethally undermined by director Renny Harlin's ham-fisted, exploitative approach.
August 26, 2011
Basically 5 Days of War is a popcorn movie for people itching to hate Russians again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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