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The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

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A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, The Siege of Jadotville thrillingly depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops led by French and Belgian mercenaries working for mining companies. Guillaume Canet plays a French commander who sought to defeat Quinlan and his men.

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Cast

Jamie Dornan
as Pat Quinlan
Guillaume Canet
as Rene Falques
Mark Strong (II)
as Conor Cruise O'Brien
Jason O'Mara
as Sgt. Jack Prendergast
Mikael Persbrandt
as Dag Hammarskjold
Emmanuelle Seigner
as Madame LaFontagne
Michael McElhatton
as General McEntee
Danny Sapani
as Moise Tshombe
Sam Keeley
as Bill Ready
Mike Noble
as Charles Cooley
Charlie Kelly
as Walter Hegarty
Conor MacNeill
as Radio Operator
Fionn O'Shea
as William Reidy
Jordan Mifsud
as John Donnelly
Fiona Glascott
as Carmel Quinlan
Melissa Haiden
as Beautiful Nurse
Richard Lukunku
as Patrice Lumumba
Danny Keogh
as Gorman's Father
Thulasizwe Kubheka
as Tshombe's Aide
Luc Van Gunderbeeck
as President Charles De Gualle
Ashish Gangapersad
as General Raja
Luc Van Gunderbeeck
as President Charles De Gualle
Gerard Rudolf
as Black Jack
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Critic Reviews for The Siege of Jadotville

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

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…
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

"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…
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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…
Under the Radar

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…
We Got This Covered

The Siege of Jadotville is dramatically inept and viscerally shocking. Thankfully, we still have history books.

October 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Thrillist

By highlighting the bravery of young soldiers at the mercy of external forces, The Siege of Jadotville acts as a powerful tribute.

October 6, 2016 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Siege of Jadotville

½

Excellent film about a little-known event in history.

Stephen Skudlarek
Stephen Skudlarek

Super Reviewer

½

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
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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