Five Days One Summer
Five Days One Summer (1983)

Based on a story by Kay Boyle, a trip to the Swiss Alps proves to be very revealing for a Scottish doctor (Sean Connery), his young female companion, and the man hired to guide them on the Alpine excursion.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 6, 1983
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

An attempt at an intimate personal drama that just doesn't come off.

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Emanuel Levy

Too bad that the Oscar-winning Fred Zinnemann (From Here to Eternity) ended his career with such a disappointing period romance, one that even Sean Connery (in his post-Bond era) can't help.

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Time Out

A film which creates drama more out of gesture and nuance than dialogue, and employs a lush setting which overwhelms instead of pointing up the characters' emotions.

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TV Guide

Fred Zinnemann waited 40 years to make this surprisingly lifeless film, a major disappointment from the acclaimed director.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

This isn't a movie anyone would mind, but it isn't one anyone would feel terribly touched by, either.


A gentle swansong from director Zinnemann.

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