5 Days Of War
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"An action movie scarcely deeper than a Michael Bay extravaganza."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Flimsy dramatization of Russia/Georgia conflict fails both as historical re-enactment and as action-flick thrill ride."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"...an aggressively unwatchable piece of work that trivializes its searing subject matter..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
""5 Days of War" is an action-packed and tense story of a handful of ultra-heroic war correspondents who risk their lives to tell the truth."
‑ David Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"Basically 5 Days of War is a popcorn movie for people itching to hate Russians again."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"Harlin's film begins with the familiar adage that truth is the first casualty of war. Usually that phrase precedes an attempt to revive the patient, not bury it deeper in the rubble of propaganda."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"As propaganda, 5 Days Of War is unlikely to make a mark, though perhaps the idea of reaching people through would-be blockbusters will."
‑ Alison Willmore, AV Club
"Opening with the oft-quoted statement "The first casualty of war is truth," 5 Days of War should have heeded its own warning."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"[Presents] its protagonist journalists as ill-defined types performing heroic daring-do and the Georgian refugees taken under their wing as a plot device."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"5 Days of war seems like an eternity if you are in the audience."
‑ Ron Wilkinson, Monsters and Critics
"The plot is culled from a variety of "war is hell but I'm covering it anyway" journalist-in-the-field movies but handled with clichéd clumsiness in a script by David Battle and doctored by Finnish writer Mikko Alanne."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Harlin's roots show throughout the picture, as he films real-life horrors with a bombast better suited to summer entertainment."
‑ John DeFore, Washington Post
"Harlin made a wise decision to use Checco Varese as his Director of Photography. As a veteran news cameraman, he has a wealth of experience shooting war zones which translated brilliantly to this film."
‑ Jeanne Kaplan, Kaplan vs. Kaplan
"One can imagine a powerful film being made using the brief 2008 'war' as a backdrop. Unfortunately, this isn't it."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"Harlin manages to summarize the intensity of combat and the despair of conflict. Despite its many flaws, "5 Days of War" retains a visceral punch. A shame it doesn't have much of a brain."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
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