5 Days of War Synopsis
Based on true events, this action-packed international thriller from acclaimed director, Renny Harlin is a vivid account of a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a local woman caught behind enemy lines, and determined to not only...
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By Mark Jenkins
Neither innovative nor profound, but it is kinetic, visceral and sometimes moving.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
5 Days of War feels low-budget in everything except its battle sequences.
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The hard fact, though, is that Harlin's instincts - always toward the massive and slo-mo - make him a fairly dunderheaded political analyst.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Should appeal more to those who like to watch stuff blow up than understand exactly why the carnage is transpiring.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
None of the action is coherent; shots and shells are fired, people and killed or not, explosions rend the air, SUVs spin aloft (the same one...
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The Hollywood Reporter

Fails both as historical re-enactment and as action-flick thrill ride.
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Washington Post

A tired old quote about truth being the first casualty of war is a strange way to start 5 Days of War, an overwrought drama that, whatever...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Most unforgivable, however, is the film's coda in which real Georgian victims pose for the camera with pictures of their loved ones lost in...
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Slant Magazine

Renny Harlin seems now incapable of taking a movie even as far as a few frames.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Harlin even makes poor Kilmer go running about. Just like that image, "5 Days" is embarrassingly clumsy.
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5 Days of War

By rozcole
I will see anything with Rupert Friend. He can make any movie great....

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Rated R | For Atrocities, strong bloody war violence and pervasive language