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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 23, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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80

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  • Summary: The reason for the mysterious disappearance of Leanne (Christine Tremarco) is slowly uncovered with glimpses of five days of the search.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. The sheer number of plotlines can be overwhelming, but the images--flowers dropped on the side of the road, a dusty van sliding away--are relentlessly riveting. And the series only gets better from here. [5 Oct 2007, p.66]
  2. This BBC-produced series has some of the best writing and acting you're likely to see this season.
  3. This mini holds you in its thrall from beginning to end, and the twists along the way are seemingly endless. A riveting ride, indeed.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    I watched with an escalating sense of dread, but still was unprepared for the powerful twists along the way.
  5. Five Days, made by the BBC and HBO, is riveting because it weaves the most familiar milestones of a major homicide investigation--the news conferences, police interrogations and family meltdowns--into a less predictable and intricately layered narrative that averts clichés without diluting the suspense.
  6. With a calculation of word and image that’s almost elegant, Five Days gives us sociology and anthropology instead of shock and awe.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    By the end of night one, however, the show grows intriguing, and the second and third episodes are more engrossing. Then episode four begins to drag, and the fifth hour feels like filler until the inevitable reveal, which, alas, isn't equal to the build-up.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. MattN.
    Oct 15, 2007
    10
    This is an excellent show. Very suspenseful and mysterious
  2. CharlesW.
    Oct 29, 2007
    10
    brilliantly acted and photographed Gripping not like Bourne Ultimatum, but in story-telling and character
  3. [Anonymous]
    Oct 30, 2007
    10
    Planned to cancel my free month of HBO last week, but had to keep it on for one more week to see the finale!