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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 23, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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79

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7.3

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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. While the acting's first rate, it's the mystery that drives Five Days.
  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 clich├ęs without diluting the suspense.
  6. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    80
    I watched with an escalating sense of dread, but still was unprepared for the powerful twists along the way.
  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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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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