2 Days in a bar and 3 Days of war. I don't think much of the story - essentially journalists trying to get the truth out. Nor did I care for the absurd cameo by Val Kilmer. I really liked some of the War footage they have though. Desolate towns, great explosions, nice chase scene and plenty o' tanks.
The good thing with this movie was the Renny Harlin have started to explore out of his usual movie formula. I liked the exploding beginning with Heather Graham. Mikko Nousiainen wanted to be a bad guy of the story, but the character should have a bit more charismatic actor, though he did the part okay. Otherwise I was not much entertained.
Very tightly-coiled first five minutes. From there, well... "I will dance for you" might be the most awkward line in cinema since "You're tearing me apart, Lisa!". The musical choices by and large feel like this movie doesn't know if it wants to be legit film or softcore porn when it grows up. The movie wasn't bad or anything, but it just seemed sort of... there were many things about the movie that seemed improbable or too convenient. I like some of the messages though. It's worth checking out.
Not worth it. The first 5 minutes are cool, after that it is one big disappointment. The cast looks like it's modelled on the actors of beverly hills 90210 (why?), Val Kilmer is horrible out of place and character (and why is he called the Dutchman, at least give some reason). It's just a bunch of B-actors trying to do their best, but it is not good enough. Even the political angle is shady to say the least. Give this a miss, it's not worth it.
War scenes are great. Action shots in general are good yet scene where 20 people 'defend' town is just pathetic. The biggest problem is bad plot. Oh sorry, is this war crimes movie? Why bothering with pub drinking/romantic stuff then? Seriously even with lame actors as are here, with pure war journalism thing, this would be decent to watch. As said, actors suck hard with only exception of R.Serbedzija. Overall it's just antirussian and tourist ad(intro) for Georgia in one package.
In what feels like a vivid documentary, incredible detail produced in the violent gun action made this a movie that should be viewed again. It is especially striking due to the recentness of the events portrayed and the lack of world attention.
This is a shambolic attempt at a war film. Renny Harlin directs with the eloquence and fluidity of a paralytic drunk staggering home from hospital. Some of the action is so badly shot and edited, it's plain to see none of the shots match up and have been shot under different settings, times and conditions. The dialogue is forgettable at best and atrocious at worst, and the acting is poor all-round. Money and effort went into this vehicle somewhere, but in none of the places where it matters.