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7.6
/10
220 Ratings

Seven Days in May

Directed by John Frankenheimer
United States, 1964
Drama, Thriller, Romance

Synopsis

US military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack.

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Seven Days in May Directed by John Frankenheimer

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1965 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Writers Guild of America

1965 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Golden Globes (USA)

1965 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

1965 | 3 nominations including: Best Director

Critics reviews

Parallel doves/hawks demonstrations (a peace sign becomes a bludgeoning weapon in the ensuing riot) set the stage for the Republic’s “week of unadulterated nightmare,” a choice Twilight Zone installment, Rod Serling screenplay and all. . . . Frankenheimer keeps an ominous tremor subtly coursing through evenly-lit, deep-focus compositions of corridors, chambers, conferences and meetings, a sharp edit hopscotches from the lunar desert of El Paso to a battleship off the coast of Gibraltar.
February 28, 2010
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