The Day of the Jackal

The Day of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal
  • PG
  • 2h 22m
  • 1973
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Academy Award® winner Fred Zinnemann directs this gripping political thriller based on Frederick Forsyth’s bestselling novel. An underground organization wants French President General Charles de Gaulle dead, and they turn to a ruthless assassin known only as “The Jackal” to pull the trigger. The tension mounts as the would-be killer’s methodical preparations are paralleled by the efforts of French and British police to prevent an event that would stun the world. Get ready for international intrigue and non-stop suspense in The Day of the Jackal.
© 1973 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Chicago Reader
Don Druker

It's a polished and exciting thriller, mercifully unburdened with heavy political/philosophical di...

June 21, 2017
Variety Staff

The major asset of the film is that it succeeds in maintaining interest and suspense despite obvio...

June 21, 2017
Time Out

Low on documentary conviction and political context, but an intriguing exercise in concealing the...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Vincent Canby

The details are minutely observed and, to me, just a bit boring.

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Thriller, Action
  • Release Date:April 14, 1973
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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