Seven Days in May
Seven Days in May (1964)

In this film, General James M. Scott, convinced that liberal President Jordan Lyman is soft on America's enemies, plots a military takeover of the United States. Every effort made by President Lyman to find concrete evidence of General… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Variety Staff
Variety

A strikingly dramatic, realistic and provocatively topical film.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

As dismal as is the complication that they and this picture present, the acknowledgment of its possibility and the discovery of how it might be resolved, with wisdom and fundamental courage, make this a brave and forceful film.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Frankenheimer's Washington, D.C., less baroque than in The Manchurian Candidate but just as hazardous

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

John Frankenheimer directed, too much in love with technique, though he ably taps the neuroticism of Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Fredric March.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Frankenheimer's gripping political tale of conspiracy benefits from taut direction, good acting by an all-star cast, and excellent technical values, especially cinematography.

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Film4

Shot in stark black and white, it shows the military not as the usual buffoons, but as ruthless right-wingers with a political agenda.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Highly enjoyable.

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

It's a good, engaging movie - great-looking, too, with top-notch photography and production design - but it tends to fall apart when you start kicking the tires and peek under the hood.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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