7 Days in Entebbe Poster

Release Date: March 16th, 2018

PG-13|1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary
In July 1976, four terrorists hijack an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris and force the flight crew to land in Entebbe, Uganda. There, the Jewish passengers are held hostage, with their safety contingent on the release of dozens of terrorists jailed in Israel, Germany and Sweden. After considerable debate, the Israeli government employs the Israeli Defense Forces to execute a daring rescue.

Cast: Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan, Lior Ashkenazi, Denis Ménochet, Ben Schnetzer, Nonso Anozie, Angel Bonanni

Director: José Padilha

Genres: Historical drama, Thriller

Production Co: Working Title Films

Distributors: Focus Features

Keywords: Gripping, Brooding, Quest, Rivalry, Office, Rescue, Intense, 1970s

Ratings & Reviews

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

  • In retelling a story whose political implications could still start a screaming match decades later, it takes a mushy approach seemingly determined to offend no one, or at least offend no one all that much or for very long. show more

  • It should be a pulse-racing account of knife-edge real-life conflict and valiant heroics, full of needling political questions. Instead it's merely another slack thriller with underdeveloped characters and sputtering dramatic momentum. show more

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