7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
7 Days in Entebbe posterRating: 5.8/10 (1,985 votes)
Director: José Padilha
Writer: Gregory Burke (screenplay by)
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan, Kamil Lemieszewski
Runtime: 107 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Released: 16 Mar 2018
Plot: Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

Storyline 7 Days in Entebbe: In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.

Director: José Padilha
Writer: Gregory Burke (screenplay by)
Stars: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan

Review

Drama about terrorists feelings and very little of anything else

After, at least, two movies already made about this hijaking in the past, you’d expect a 2018 film bringing some more details of it and the unbelievable military operation, to light. Otherwise, why make yet another movie about Entebbe? Well, apparently the moviemakers wanted the audience to see a “human” side of hijackers. 7 days in Entebbe is about how uneasy feelings, grievances and ,believe it of not, attempt at redemption of terrorists. That’s where the focus lays, not on men, women and children under a gun, or Israeli special forces unit which conducted an operation which, since then, never been matched. At times the movie felt like a second rated prime TV flick than anything else: with poor screenplay, editing, scenery sets and pathetic attempt to depict a battle to free the hostages.

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