5 Days of War

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Anchor Bay Entertainment Released 2011

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Director:
Renny Harlin
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
From acclaimed director Renny Harlin, 5 Days of War is an action-packed thriller that sheds light on the complicated politics and danger involved with exposing the truth during wartime. Inspired by the real events of the swift, but devastating, five-day war between Russia and the Georgian Republic in 2008, this vivid, heart-pounding film centers around a renegade American journalist (Rupert Friend of LULLABY FOR PI, THE YOUNG VICTORIA), his cameraman (Richard Coyle of PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME), and a young schoolteacher (Emmanuelle Chriqui of TV's ENTOURAGE) caught in the combat zone during the first Russian airstrikes against Georgia. Attempting to broadcast the footage they've captured while under attack, they are met with resistance from international networks, fatigued by war news. The trio fights to live, and to live to tell the truth.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The movie is a continuous barrage of explosions, sneak attacks, chases, life-and-death face-offs, and amazing rescues that are as far-fetched as they are exhilarating. The cheap th...

  • 50

    Variety

    Set during the brief, brutal 2008 flare-up between Russia and Georgia, the drama has some exhilarating moments, but they're dampened by concessions to conventionally bloviating mus...

  • 38

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    None of the action is coherent; shots and shells are fired, people and killed or not, explosions rend the air, SUVs spin aloft (the same one more than once, I think), and there is ...

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