7 Days in Entebbe Reviews

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March 4, 2021
Takes a significant world event and reduces it to melodramatic pap and speechifying. And the dance. Don't forget the dance.
December 5, 2020
The biggest pitfalls are surely the characters and their positioning within the story.
September 22, 2020
A very average film about a rather remarkable episode in history.
June 2, 2020
The filmmakers seem committed to sticking to the facts, without exaggerating the drama in any way, which works incredibly well with this particular story.
March 9, 2020
Portuguese action director José Padilha (Elite Squad) generates a hurtling momentum, especially as the raid takes shape, but his dialogue scenes are indifferently staged.
January 17, 2020
The only question is, why would anyone pay good money to remake a Charles Bronson TV movie from the 1970s, and do it so badly at that? For that, I have no answers.
August 7, 2019
Brazilian Director José Padilha creates, with meticulous detail, the tension and fear of the terrorists as well as the passengers, but his intention to humanize both doesn't completely connect.
July 21, 2019
7 Days in Entebbe is absorbing for much of its running time, maintaining interest as it cuts back and forth between the terrorists, the hostages, and the government suits. It's only during the home stretch that the picture largely falls apart.
March 21, 2019
While stylish in places, the film flops in every conceivable way in tackling weighty philosophical elements against one of the most divisive political situations of the last century.
February 28, 2019
I think the movie did a good job informing me... However, it can seriously drag and a choice to involve interpretative dance did not work at all.
February 13, 2019
Fails to capture the emotional and physical toil that seven days in that pressure cooker would do to a person -- this feels more like an intense couple of hours than a protracted siege.
October 12, 2018
The only unique element that Padilha brings to this workmanlike thriller is an unexpected obsession with politically charged interpretive dance.
September 7, 2018
On paper this has it all - a plane hijacking, an ideological conflict and a sprinkling of Idi Amin for good measure - but this action drama almost skips over the action and is lacking the drama.
September 5, 2018
[Entebbe] misses an opportunity to supplement its vision with a voice.
August 28, 2018
...high production values and a great cast...
July 13, 2018
Of the "seven days" in the title, days 1 and 7 are considerably more exciting than 2 through 6.
June 14, 2018
Admirably attempts to tell an important and complex historical event in the context of an accessible thriller.
June 6, 2018
[The film] is superficial in every aspect... [Full review in Spanish]
May 23, 2018
I'm sure some will accuse it of making excuses for terrorism or going easy on the hijackers, but that misses the point. It's a heartfelt plea for a peaceful settlement to a seemingly intractable situation.
May 21, 2018
Helped by both the screenplay and his fine cast, Padilha has established already that his version is going to be deliberately thought-provoking.
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