5 Days Of War
5 Days Of War (2011)

5 Days of War is an action-packed international thriller from acclaimed director, Renny Harlin. Based on true events, this intense film is a vivid account of a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a local woman caught behind… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 29, 2011
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An action movie scarcely deeper than a Michael Bay extravaganza.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Flimsy dramatization of Russia/Georgia conflict fails both as historical re-enactment and as action-flick thrill ride.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an aggressively unwatchable piece of work that trivializes its searing subject matter...

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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.

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Alison Willmore
AV Club

As propaganda, 5 Days Of War is unlikely to make a mark, though perhaps the idea of reaching people through would-be blockbusters will.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Opening with the oft-quoted statement "The first casualty of war is truth," 5 Days of War should have heeded its own warning.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

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.

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John DeFore
Washington Post

Harlin's roots show throughout the picture, as he films real-life horrors with a bombast better suited to summer entertainment.

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Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 37% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
At times a little overacted and overblown, this movie wasn't too bad. This movie is definitely a propaganda film. Very, very pro-Georgia. Not to say they… More
Gimly Monocle
As, unfortunately, is often the case with realistic-ish war movies, particularly those based on actual events, is that real life is just not all that… More
Walter M.
In "5 Days of War," Thomas Anders(Rupert Friend), a journalist, gets a tip from the Dutchman(Val Kilmer), a colleague, about an upcoming Russian… More

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