7 Days in Entebbe

2018-04-06 07:35
Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike in a scene in the m

What it's about:

Four hijackers take over an airplane, take the passengers hostage, and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda in 1976, in an effort to free of dozens of Palestinian terrorists jailed in Israel.

What the critics thought:

It doesn't quite hit its target in providing an emotional resonance or political relevance for today. - Christy Lemire, RogerEbert.com

The dance's themes of conformity and deviation resonate powerfully with the movie's true theme, which questions whether Israel's robotic stance of non-negotiation has been effective, in the long run.- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

It may still be light years away from a masterpiece like Steven Spielberg's Munich, but it has an urgent tick-tock suspense that's hard to deny. - Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly 

The film ... gestures toward relevance without finding a coherent historical or political point of view. - A.O. Scott, New York Times

We're left right where we started, and with nothing to show for it but a fleeting reminder that peace is impossible without negotiation. It's a lesson that history has failed to teach us, filtered through a movie that doesn't understand why. - David Ehrlich, indieWire

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