7 Days in Entebbe Reviews
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.
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.
June 14, 2018
Admirably attempts to tell an important and complex historical event in the context of an accessible thriller.
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.
May 18, 2018
The war-room negotiations are tautly realised. Bruhl and Pike are excellent, as ever... Still, it's hard to see who the film is for.
May 17, 2018
Ultimately, whilst it's not a 100% accurate representation of the real life Operation Entebbe, this account based on historian Saul David's book of the raid is a thrilling and captivating ride.
May 16, 2018
There is plenty to admire, but Entebbe ultimately doesn't deserve the must-see accolade.
May 11, 2018
Ultimately, Entebbe delivers a worthwhile history lesson. But as a thriller, it fails by a distance to be as nail-bitingly tense and dramatic as the event it chronicles.
May 10, 2018
Here [director José Padilha] divides the narrative into multiple points of view, and manages to imbricate them with enough skill so that the suspense is never lost. [Full review in Spanish]
May 8, 2018
The film is absorbing enough in its own terms but ends up caught in a no man's land between character-based political drama and explosive action-adventure.
May 7, 2018
Padilha is a skilled director who invests plenty of earthy energy to the film, including a bracing sense of authenticity in the way it is designed and photographed.
April 25, 2018
It's multiple perspectives are very successful... [Full Review in Spanish]
March 22, 2018
The movie does a decent job laying out the choices - moral, political and military - facing the Israeli cabinet
March 19, 2018
7 Days in Entebbe feels authentic in just about every way, but doesn't always inspire strong feelings towards any particular aspect.
March 17, 2018
The production, from the hijacking itself through to the rescue and aftermath, is solid
March 17, 2018
Straight-forward but entertaining fact-based drama with some good performances and an arresting climax.