Perhaps today it is not popular to make a movie about IDF being the good guys. One might risk worldwide boycott. So, Israelis are lead by shady politicians, their commandos are in doubt of what they are doing, except their leader being aggressive and determined, so he gets killed because of it. Poor terrorists do not seem to want to be there, yet somehow they ended up doing it by their original plan. This movie wasted its chance to make a remake of one of the most daring military undertakings in history, but chooses to moralize instead. Avoid.
7 Days in Entebbe (2018) 1080p YIFY Movie
7 Days in Entebbe (2018) 1080p
Inspired by the true events of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, and the most daring rescue mission ever attempted.
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The Synopsis for 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) 1080p
In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.
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The Reviews for 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) 1080p
Those poor terrorists...Reviewed byntomlinovicVote: 2/10
I gotta say, i cant give any credence to these 1/10 reviews that say this movie is biased against israel or that it sympathises with the terrorists. I thought israel and it's officials/soldiers were depicted in as fair a light as anyone can ask for. As for (some) of the terrorists, yes the movie shows their human side, but rightly so. It seems some of these guys didnt want things to escalate the way they did. And its only fair to show that in the movie. All in all i felt like things were shown in a decently objective way. Not too crazy about the interpretive dancing bits tho.
I will forever remember the raid on Entebbe because this is what forced the majo players on the world stage form up military units to take care of terrorism and counter the terrorists attempt at hurting innocents.
The movie's POV is more from a political and psychological view point and less from a military one. Knowing some of the military tactics I was slightly disappointed when, after Yoni Netanyahu is killed the film does not show the IDF taking out the tower of the old terminal with an RPG (which they did in the real raid, or so I have read they did). Also one IDF squad took out the new terminal's tower with a recoilless rifle to isolate the sairport further. Minor points in general but to someone, like myself, who is into military tactics it would have been nice to see.
Also, this film neglects the story of Dora Bloch who was taken from the Entebbe to a hospital in Uganda's capital and was never seen again, this 'glossing over' of her story was I think a sin of omission on the part of the filmmakers and should have been shown.
As we left the theater my wife reminded me that independent films usually take a different view point, and this one did. Overall it was a good telling of the story, although the "Polubilis" dance scenes made no sense as did the comment about the absence of negotiations with Palestinians as of March 2018. Maybe in the wake of ISIS and Al Qaeda, the "freedom fighter" angle on these groups has worn thin.