The Siege of Jadotville

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Movie Info

An Irish commander and his battalion of 150 men withstand a siege by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining corporations.

Cast & Crew

Jamie Dornan
Pat Quinlan
Jason O'Mara
Sgt. Jack Prendergast
Mikael Persbrandt
Dag Hammarskjold
Amy Louise Wilson
Carmel Quinlan
Charlie Kelly
Sgt Hegarty
Kevin Brodbin
Screenwriter
Johanna Hogan
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Justin Moore-Lewy
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Joseph Trapanese
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Nikolaus Summerer
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Alex Mackie
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Christa Schamberger
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Critic Reviews for The Siege of Jadotville

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (4)

  • Good intentions only take us so far, of course. Whenever Smyth moves away from the battlefield, the film is on shaky ground, with the near-comical scenes involving Strong's cowardly subordinate a real low point.

    October 7, 2016 | Full Review…
  • "The Siege of Jadotville" valiantly fights to reclaim pride in a slice of Irish military history, but it seems to have ignored who those Irish were fighting for.

    October 6, 2016 | Full Review…
  • A story buried for far too long, The Siege of Jadotville is a testament to the dignity and honor of the men of A-Company.

    October 31, 2019 | Full Review…
  • If only a little more attention had been paid to something beyond the whiff of gunpowder. Shorn of context, it's like playing a first person shooter in endless survival mode.

    October 19, 2016 | Rating: 5/10 | Full Review…
  • Though it doesn't break any new ground, The Siege of Jadotville is a well-crafted piece of filmmaking that investigates the often-contentious relationship between politics and war.

    October 8, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • The Siege of Jadotville is dramatically inept and viscerally shocking. Thankfully, we still have history books.

    October 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Siege of Jadotville

  • Apr 24, 2017
    Excellent film about a little-known event in history.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2016
    To my delight, "The Siege of Jadotville" is not the jingoistic "Zulu" remake I had expected. It's a perfectly suitable war film touching on politics and bureaucracy as much as heroism. Average to good acting with engaging battle scenes. It's worth your time, but don't expect to be moved very much.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 09, 2016
    Watched this on Netflix last night and was interested in the storyline, much like Zulu back in the day. This film severely struggles outside the conflict, I think the film was stronger when it stuck with the battle. I think Strongs character helped finance the film but its these side characters who sink the film. The battle is the most interesting part, just having a relentless bombardment of enemy troops would have added to the tension. The switch off the battle field is almost comical at times. Good for a night in.
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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