6 Days

6 Days

6 Days

Jamie Bell (Snowpiercer), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) and Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service) lead this crime thriller based on the 1980 takeover of the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London. From director Toa Fraser and writer Glenn Standring, who worked together previously on The Dead Lands.

2017Rating: RP13, Violence & offensive language95 minsNew Zealand, UK
ActionCrimeThrillerTrue Story & Biography
67%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Shot and styled in contemporary, ticking-clock action fashion, it compresses the complex Thatcher-era politics of its fractious standoff into a simplified West-versus-Middle-East conflict that registers as broadly topical.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

With a barrage of title-card identifications, "6 Days" can feel closer to a re-enactment than a thriller. To the extent that the movie has a political angle, it's perhaps gratuitously jingoistic.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Jamie Bell might get all the action scenes and top billing, but the true star of Kiwi director Toa Fraser's based-on-fact drama is Mark Strong.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Informative and well-executed, but lacking the requisite exhilaration that such life-and-death situations usually deliver.

0
Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

Based on – and honouring – first-person testimonies of those present, 6 Days delivers viewers the passion and adrenaline of a mission: impossible.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

It may lack some of the edges of the usual of its fare, but that's a good thing here...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A stiffly executed re-creation of the events surrounding the 1980 hostage-taking attack on London's Iranian Embassy that packs all the high-stakes intrigue of a filed police report.

0

The film tells the story pretty straight and doesn't pull any surprises. It is most successful in its portrayal of the terrorist leader as he tries to control what is going on in the Embassy and his negotiations with Max Vernon. It's least successful part is trying to humanize the SAS. It focuses on Lance Corporal Rusty Firmin as the SAS plan and train for...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Shot and styled in contemporary, ticking-clock action fashion, it compresses the complex Thatcher-era politics of its fractious standoff into a simplified West-versus-Middle-East conflict that registers as broadly topical.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

With a barrage of title-card identifications, "6 Days" can feel closer to a re-enactment than a thriller. To the extent that the movie has a political angle, it's perhaps gratuitously jingoistic.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Jamie Bell might get all the action scenes and top billing, but the true star of Kiwi director Toa Fraser's based-on-fact drama is Mark Strong.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Informative and well-executed, but lacking the requisite exhilaration that such life-and-death situations usually deliver.

0
Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand

press

Based on – and honouring – first-person testimonies of those present, 6 Days delivers viewers the passion and adrenaline of a mission: impossible.

0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

It may lack some of the edges of the usual of its fare, but that's a good thing here...

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A stiffly executed re-creation of the events surrounding the 1980 hostage-taking attack on London's Iranian Embassy that packs all the high-stakes intrigue of a filed police report.

0

The film tells the story pretty straight and doesn't pull any surprises. It is most successful in its portrayal of the terrorist leader as he tries to control what is going on in the Embassy and his negotiations with Max Vernon. It's least successful part is trying to humanize the SAS. It focuses on Lance Corporal Rusty Firmin as the SAS plan and train...

3.0
0