The fact that the raid also took out most of the Ugandan Air Force on the ground was never mentioned. And in the final credits and 'what then happened' there was no mention of the fact that the Air France captain was awarded the Legion d'honneur , and the rest of crew received gallantry medals for staying with their passengers throughout, was not mentioned. That will not go down well in France. The dance routine 'overlay' of the actual raid is both ridiculous and overdone. The political slanting of the whole has been well covered by others.
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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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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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A low-budget remake of an extraordinary event which leaves out major parts of the story and slants others.Reviewed bytravdougalVote: 2/10
Most of us (including me), when we heard about the new film 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, thought to themselves "didn't they just make this film a few years ago...?" The answer is yes. A similar film to this - RAID ON ENTEBBE - was a TV movie made a few years ago - 42 years ago, to be precise. It starred Peter Finch, Martin Balsam, Jack Warden and good ol' Charles Bronson. Made a mere few months after the true events, this slapped together movie was an old-fashioned "shoot 'em up."
This film is most definitely not.
7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE tells the true story of the 1976 Air France Hijacking of (mostly) Israeli citizens that settle in Entebbe, Uganda (under the leadership of crazed dictator Idi Amin) - refusing to negotiate with terrorists, the Israeli government plan, stage and execute a daring rescue mission.
Sounds like a pretty good plot for a Charles Bronson shoot-em-up.
In this version, Director Jose Padilha (the 2014 remake of ROBOCOP) decides to focus most of his attention not on the hijacked Israeli citizens, but rather, a pair of German hijackers juxtaposed against the political infighting in Israel between Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Defense Minister Shimon Peres. The Israeli governmental infighting was interesting to watch with intriguing characters and cat-and-mouse back-stabbing politics while the plight of the kidnappers was underwritten and underwhelming. Consequently, this film was "just okay".
Oh...and it had about an hour-fifteen minutes of content stretched over an hour-forty-five minutes, so to stretch things out, Padilha decided to cut back and forth between the action (what there was of it) and a modern dance recital. Clearly he was trying a metaphor of the dance punctuating the emotions and actions elsewhere. It just didn't work for me.
Neither did this film. Skip this one and check out the Charles Bronson shoot-em-up.
Letter Grade C+
5 (out of 10) stars and you can take that to the Bank(ofMarquis)
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.