Seven Days in May Reviews

  • May 11, 2020

    One of the best political thrillers of the 20th Century, directed by John Frakenheimer, who also directed "The Manchurian Candidate." This one ranks up there with Lumet's "Fail Safe" and Kubirck's "Dr. Strangelove" in my book.

    One of the best political thrillers of the 20th Century, directed by John Frakenheimer, who also directed "The Manchurian Candidate." This one ranks up there with Lumet's "Fail Safe" and Kubirck's "Dr. Strangelove" in my book.

  • May 07, 2020

    This is a cold war classic. It's fun to observe what was considered extreme high-tech for 1964. David (Kirk Douglas) is in over his head vs. Goliath (Burt Lancaster) until he begins to unravel things.

    This is a cold war classic. It's fun to observe what was considered extreme high-tech for 1964. David (Kirk Douglas) is in over his head vs. Goliath (Burt Lancaster) until he begins to unravel things.

  • Apr 23, 2020

    An interesting political/conspiracy thriller. The opening is a bit convoluted. Lots of different people, ranks, politicians and opinions to keep track of. Once that is sorted out, you are left with a solidly made, directed and acted film. The underlying themes regarding the nuclear age, military vs civilian authority, and political theory rise to the forefront in an understandable way. The back and forth between the conspirators and the legitimate government is wonderfully scripted out.

    An interesting political/conspiracy thriller. The opening is a bit convoluted. Lots of different people, ranks, politicians and opinions to keep track of. Once that is sorted out, you are left with a solidly made, directed and acted film. The underlying themes regarding the nuclear age, military vs civilian authority, and political theory rise to the forefront in an understandable way. The back and forth between the conspirators and the legitimate government is wonderfully scripted out.

  • Apr 11, 2020

    A taught and suspenseful film, featuring superior dialogue and acting by both the stars and the many character players of note. Among them, Kirk Douglas, Frederick March, and Edmond O'Brien are particular standouts, conveying a scenario of inner-governmental intrigue threatening the veracity of the United States Government and democracy itself that is no less frightening today as when it was filmed. An even more riveting viewing for anyone who appreciates drama that smacks of uncomfortably realistic material.

    A taught and suspenseful film, featuring superior dialogue and acting by both the stars and the many character players of note. Among them, Kirk Douglas, Frederick March, and Edmond O'Brien are particular standouts, conveying a scenario of inner-governmental intrigue threatening the veracity of the United States Government and democracy itself that is no less frightening today as when it was filmed. An even more riveting viewing for anyone who appreciates drama that smacks of uncomfortably realistic material.

  • Mar 07, 2020

    John Frankenhiemer directed Kirk Douglas , Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Frederick March, John Houseman's debut as an actor. Very good but a slow burn. Frankenhiemer's Cold War era political dramas are great.Rod Serling wrote the screen play. Great movie

    John Frankenhiemer directed Kirk Douglas , Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Frederick March, John Houseman's debut as an actor. Very good but a slow burn. Frankenhiemer's Cold War era political dramas are great.Rod Serling wrote the screen play. Great movie

  • Dec 26, 2019

    The timing of this movie is chilling, considering it was prophetic.

    The timing of this movie is chilling, considering it was prophetic.

  • Nov 07, 2019

    Between 3 and 3.5 stars. A very good political intrigue, but a little naive in some aspects.

    Between 3 and 3.5 stars. A very good political intrigue, but a little naive in some aspects.

  • Nov 03, 2019

    Great performance from Douglas and Lancaster in the head roles. The suspense builds up to a thrilling finale.

    Great performance from Douglas and Lancaster in the head roles. The suspense builds up to a thrilling finale.

  • Sep 19, 2019

    One of the greatest political thrillers of all time. Among my list of top 5 films.

    One of the greatest political thrillers of all time. Among my list of top 5 films.

  • May 29, 2019

    Superb movie all round, both in front and behind the cameras

    Superb movie all round, both in front and behind the cameras