Day of the Falcon

Day of the Falcon

Day of the Falcon

Antonio Banderas stars in this Middle East tale. After years of bloody conflict, the leaders of two rival Arab kingdoms reluctantly agree to end the fighting. But when oil is discovered between their territories, the war is re-ignited.

Co-starring Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes), Freida Pinto (Slumdog Millionaire) and Tahar Rahim (The Eagle), Day of the Falcon is a tale of honour, greed, betrayal and love from director Jean-Jacques Annaud (Enemy at the Gates).  As the leaders of the two rival nations threaten war, it is up to their children - young lovers who have married in hopes of bringing the families together - to find a way to end the violence and bring peace to the land.

2011Rating: R13, Violence.130 minsFrance, Italy, Qatar, Tunisia
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Variety

Variety

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Overblown yet oddly anemic epic.

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Total Film

Total Film

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A slight script burdened by clumsy exposition, choppy editing and a skimpy sense of grandeur.

2.0
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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A far, far cry from Lawrence of Arabia, but it has its diversions.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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If there's going to be a cinematic Arab Spring, Jean-Jacques Annaud's clunky oil epic isn't it.

2.0
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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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Ambitious but very tedious and talkatively hackneyed, redeemed just a smidge by the money shots of a swarm of extras on horseback sweeping across the sands.

2.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Overblown yet oddly anemic epic.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

A slight script burdened by clumsy exposition, choppy editing and a skimpy sense of grandeur.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

A far, far cry from Lawrence of Arabia, but it has its diversions.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

If there's going to be a cinematic Arab Spring, Jean-Jacques Annaud's clunky oil epic isn't it.

2.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Ambitious but very tedious and talkatively hackneyed, redeemed just a smidge by the money shots of a swarm of extras on horseback sweeping across the sands.

2.0
0

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