Thursday, March 15, 2018

7 Days in Entebbe Movie Review

Daniel Brühl & Rosamund Pike (r) star in 7 Days in Entebbe

7 Days of Talking

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: A gripping thriller inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, the film depicts the most daring rescue mission ever attempted. Directed by José Padilha.

"Surprise and speed is the key," to the rescue, but Padilha drowns 7 Days in Entebbe in talking, transforming a real-life thriller into one of the most boring/disappointing films of 2018. What little action there is (in the last few minutes) is poorly shot and twisted together with a nonsensical music video, that had me squirming in my seat. And what's up with the generous light shone on German hijackers Wilfried Böse (Daniel Brühl) and Brigitte Kuhlmann (Rosamund Pike?) "Humanitarians?" Not where I come from. Perhaps the guy who remade/ruined Robocop isn't the best one to lecture us on peace?

Grade: F