5 Days of War is an action-packed international thriller from acclaimed director, Renny Harlin. Based on true events, this intense film is a vivid account of a renegade American journalist, his cameraman and a local woman caught behind enemy lines, and determined to not only survive, but tell the world what was happening, during the swift but devastating 5-day war between Russian and the Georgian Republic in 2008.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A hell-on-earth thriller that makes valiant gestures toward geopolitical savvy but gets bushwhacked by vet helmer Renny Harlin's weakness for the Rambo-esque.John Anderson, Variety, 08.18.2011
Flimsy dramatization of Russia/Georgia conflict fails both as historical re-enactment and as action-flick thrill ride.John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter, 08.25.2011
Had it rejected the genre's romantic trappings and false heroics more consistently, the movie might've been worth the ride.Mark Holcomb, Village Voice, 08.17.2011
Embarrassingly clumsy.Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, 08.18.2011