Seven Days in May Reviews

May 19, 2019
one of the finest political thrillers ever made
May 13, 2012
Frankenheimer's gripping political tale of conspiracy benefits from taut direction, good acting by an all-star cast, and excellent technical values, especially cinematography.
December 20, 2010
It's a good, engaging movie - great-looking, too, with top-notch photography and production design - but it tends to fall apart when you start kicking the tires and peek under the hood.
February 20, 2010
Frankenheimer's Washington, D.C., less baroque than in The Manchurian Candidate but just as hazardous
July 22, 2008
Shot in stark black and white, it shows the military not as the usual buffoons, but as ruthless right-wingers with a political agenda.
August 13, 2007
Sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
August 13, 2007
A strikingly dramatic, realistic and provocatively topical film.
August 13, 2007
John Frankenheimer directed, too much in love with technique, though he ably taps the neuroticism of Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Fredric March.
June 14, 2007
Based upon a potboiling bestseller novel, Frankenheimer brings an artistic sense to the film, but he can only take it so far.
April 26, 2007
Gripping political thriller.
June 24, 2006
Highly enjoyable.
May 9, 2005
As dismal as is the complication that they and this picture present, the acknowledgment of its possibility and the discovery of how it might be resolved, with wisdom and fundamental courage, make this a brave and forceful film.
August 4, 2004
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December 24, 2002
November 7, 2002
Director John Frankenheimer's 1960s political thriller still crackles and pops.
February 14, 2002
Lancaster is unparalleled in a rare bad guy role, helped amiably by a solid supporting staff. One of Frankenheimer's best works.
February 1, 2002
A very good, thought-provoking film that is more related to our times than we would like.
January 1, 2000
...everything a good, taut, riveting conspiracy movie should be.