Five Days of War

Thursday, December 08 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

5 Days of War

JOY REVIEW

Five Days of War is a terrific movie that is based on the Russian invasion of Georgia; not Georgia in the United States, but Georgia the Russian state. It apparently did just take five days; thus the title of the film. The story is seen through the eyes of a reporter, who is viewed as kind of a loose cannon, and his photographer. There are not very many well-known faces in this- Heather Graham is, but only for about the first three minutes. And Andy Garcia is terrific as the president of Georgia. But this is one of those movies that will haunt you. It is realistic, it is smart, it is beautifully shot, it makes you want to go to Georgia, and it makes you understand how personal war really is. I give it four and a half stars.

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