7 Days in Entebbe

7 Days in Entebbe

7 Days in Entebbe

Airplane hijack thriller from RoboCop (2014) director Jose Padilha based on 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. Stars Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike.

In 1976, four hijackers took a plane hostage and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda, while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian terrorists. The ticking-clock thriller follows the hijackers and hostages as well as the political leaders trying to decide whether to negotiate or send an elite special forces unit on a dramatic rescue mission to free the hostages.

2018Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language107 minsUK
CrimeThrillerTrue Story & Biography
Director:
José Padilha ('Elite Squad', 'Elite Squad: The Enemy Within', 'RoboCop (2014)')
Writer:
Gregory Burke
Cast:
Rosamund PikeDaniel BrühlEddie MarsanBen SchnetzerDenis Ménochet

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7 Days in Entebbe / Reviews

The Times

The Times

It's strong stuff. And then it all goes down the drain.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film gestures toward relevance without finding a coherent historical or political point of view.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

"Surprise and speed is the key," someone comments at one point; the only surprise is how unspeedy and unsurprising this project turned out to be.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Although much of the film is effectively claustrophobic, it is too bogged down by exposition to fully take off.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Like the hijacking itself, you can't help feeling it was all for nothing.

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