6 Days

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6 Days effectively unravels its fact-based tale in the form of a taut -- albeit unambitious -- thriller that captures its era with a minimum of flair.



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In April 1980 armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of and which would change the world forever.


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  • Bell is terrific - a combination of cocky swagger and perfect focus ...

    Nov 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

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  • For the most part, the results are pleasing and unexpectedly thoughtful.

    Oct 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • 6 Days works not only as a portal into what happened 37 years ago but as an understanding of the difficulties of handling hostage situations and why it's easy for things to go very wrong.

    Aug 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • With a barrage of title-card identifications, "6 Days" can feel closer to a re-enactment than a thriller. To the extent that the movie has a political angle, it's perhaps gratuitously jingoistic.

    Aug 17, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Shot and styled in contemporary, ticking-clock action fashion, it compresses the complex Theatcher-era politics of its fractious standoff into a simplified West-versus-Middle-East conflict that registers as broadly topical.

    Aug 17, 2017 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

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  • A stiffly executed re-creation of the events surrounding the 1980 hostage-taking attack on London's Iranian Embassy that packs all the high-stakes intrigue of a filed police report.

    Aug 17, 2017 | Full Review…

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