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About the Movie
It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? A classic of suspense directed by John Frankenheimer, Seven Days in May tautly explores that possibility. At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a takeover? The clock is ticking.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 19
- Fresh: 19
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: As dismal as is the complication that they and this picture present, the acknowledgment of its possibility and the discovery of how it might be resolved, with wisdom and fundamental courage, make this a brave and forceful film.
Fresh: A strikingly dramatic, realistic and provocatively topical film.
Fresh: John Frankenheimer directed, too much in love with technique, though he ably taps the neuroticism of Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, and Fredric March.
Fresh: Shot in stark black and white, it shows the military not as the usual buffoons, but as ruthless right-wingers with a political agenda.
...a must see...
...a thriller that relies on the script and acting,not shooting after shooting.Top notch movie that would never be made today.
Network TV as Cold War Weapon
Intensely gripping drama. A bit dated now which has only made it MORE fascinating as it opens a window into how people thought when the Cold War was just beginning. The great story telling and AMAZING acting makes this as good as film making gets. You'll want to see it more than once. For both men & women. Lots of layers that will inspire thought while it also entertains.