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.
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.
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.
July 13, 2018
Of the "seven days" in the title, days 1 and 7 are considerably more exciting than 2 through 6.
June 6, 2018
[The film] is superficial in every aspect... [Full review in Spanish]
May 15, 2018
In Entebbe, the detours, coming as they do in the middle of the picture, simply bring the action to a halt.
May 15, 2018
The story is interesting and still relevant so as a historical narrative it works fine, but as an engaging tale, less so.
May 15, 2018
That all-action ending is thrown away in a matter of minutes by a film that spends 100 minutes building to a climax that never happens, and makes a hash of telling a great story.
May 15, 2018
Jose Padilha's film (with Daniel Brhl and Rosamund Pike) is desperately short of tension.
May 13, 2018
What a waste.
May 13, 2018
Padhila repeatedly yanks us out of the drama, deflating the tension each time.
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