‘7 Days in Entebbe’ Offers Break from Partisan Sniping

“7 Days in Entebbe” opens with the kind of moral handwringing that should give conservatives pause.

The film summarizes the Middle East conflict by saying revolutionaries like the hijackers in question were either freedom fighters or terrorists, depending on your point of view.

Ugh. That, and the fact that the progressive studio Participant Media is behind “Entebbe” hardens those fears. Good thing the film slowly but surely brushes past Moral Equivalency 101. It’s a remarkably balanced portrait of the 1976 hijacking crisis that tested Israel’s diplomatic resolve.

Daniel Bruhl and Rosamund Pike play German terrorists Wilfried Böse and Brigitte Kuhlmann, respectively, who successfully hijack an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to...

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