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5 Days of War

Overview


Genre :

Action, Drama

Release Date :

August 19, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Renny Harlin

Starring :

Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer, Heather Graham, Johnathon Schaech, Dean Cain, Antje Traue

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

1 of 4

“..unsurprisingly given its origins, no "fog of war" exists here, just brave Georgian soldiers and helpless citizens facing Russians whose rogue, tattooed gunmen happily shoot grandmothers without provocation..”
by John DeFore [Washington Post]
“..undeniably often impressive, with its hundreds of extras and carefully staged battle tableaux, but "staged" is the operative word, as these scenes often look too pictorially arranged to have much real-life immediacy..”
by David Noh [Film Journal International]
“..the drama has some exhilarating moments, but they're dampened by concessions to conventionally bloviating music, overly theatrical dialogue and inadvertently comic slo-mo..”
by John Anderson [Variety]
1.5 of 4

“..should appeal more to those who like to watch stuff blow up than understand exactly why the carnage is transpiring..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..shamelessly cliched..”
by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice]
“..is neither innovative nor profound, but it is kinetic, visceral and sometimes moving..”
by Mark Jenkins [NPR]
0.5 of 4

“..a completely awful, straight-to-video action thriller..”
by Jaime N. Christley [Slant Magazine]

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