93 Days

 (226)6.02 h 1 min2018X-Ray13+
What happens when the deadliest infectious disease known to man arrives in a mega city, populated by millions?
Steve Gukas
Bimbo AkintolaZara Udofia EjohKeppy Ekpenyong-Bassey
English [CC]
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3.9 out of 5 stars

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HeidiReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is based on an actual event and real people
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I've notice some reviewers complaining about the low death toll and lack of gore shown. This movie was a testament to how the Ebola virus was prevented from spreading in Nigeria at that time, so there wasn't piles and piles of dead bodies. They chose not to show in depth the horrors of the disease which I think was a good choice as this movie was about the people.
93 people found this helpful
PolarbearReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
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I was looking for some kind of doomer movie, not a lifetime movie. This popped up in my que after a bunch of zombie movies, TEOTWAWKI movies, plague movies, haunted house and found footage movies, etc so I expected something different than what I got.

I would expect an Ebola movie to be closer to Outbreak. Instead, this is more of a feel-good chickflick that appears to have been filmed on a budget about as big as Lagos' real Ebola budget. As another reviewer noted, it looks like the primary weapon in the battle with Ebola is peptalks and happy thoughts. And the symptoms are surprisingly simple. Some coughing, a single bout of nausea, and some discomfort and you're either instantly TV dead or you suddenly get better and everyone claps for you. The hemorrhaging part of Hemorrhagic Fever was not apparent to me. The crippling pain, blindness, and other complications for survivors I've read about apparently didn't happen. Don't know why Americans would think you need a level 4 biohazard suit with pressurized air systems and lots of disposable stuff to deal with this, because apparently, a bungalow with some beds and bottles of water is all you need to make it.

This probably could have been an interesting movie if it were more horrifying and we saw the dead mounting 12th century Black Death-style, but it was pretty benign for an outbreak of the world's scariest disease. The regular media reports from the current outbreak are much scarier than this movie. For all the folks who came in contact with the infected, it's surprisingly only 12 people out of that giant mega-slum city caught it. It would also have been more scary if the sick people actually looked sick. Other than the main character, the other infected just sort of showed up, groaned, vomited once, and were gone again fairly quickly.

If you want a light-weight vanilla movie with a happy ending, watch this one. Want a more scary plague movie? Maybe Contagion or Outbreak. I'll give it 2 stars for being vanilla and unrealistic.
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RamoidReviewed in the United States on August 24, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
What a masterpiece.
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I've always liked Danny Glover, but for this one I would give him my Oscar if I had one. If you are going to watch this movie, prepare the Kleenex, and I mean a whole box. I don't know if those were the best actors I've ever seen in a movie, or they are the best people I've ever seen acting. This is not your typical viral movie if that is what you're expecting, and I have to mention that I've never seen so much kindness, compassion and passion for human life portrayed any better or even close to that in any other movie or in real life. I will be thinking about this for a long time.
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Curtis W. JacksonReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Slaying the Ebola Dragon in Lagos
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A brilliant and imperfect medical thriller accounts the response against the dreadful 2014 Ebola disease outbreak in Nigeria. The title refers to the period when doctors encountered the first case leading to the country's emergency response aided by the CDC.
The film is concluding on how a cooperative effort successfully combated what could have been fatally worse for the densely populated metros of Lagos. The motion picture takes quality time chronicling the medical team's personalities and activities, and life-saving objectives. I appreciate how individuals stand out painting broader strokes of humanity.
Religious overtones do surface. However, the motion picture's not feeling like Christian based film in my viewpoint. Because the story emphasizes faith rather than preach it. People are entitled to call out to God when facing a brutal and relentless monster like Ebola.
Well-produced, directed and performed by an able cast, 93 Days is impressive, if not somewhat overblown. It is an engaging and compassionate feature which may leave a lasting, emotional impact. If viewers are willing to look past its cinema flaws, seeing a more substantial, dramatical-rich picture communicating disease control and the sacredness of life.
(The film features disturbing, medical-related content including much blood, bodily symptoms, vomiting, a few profane words, and verbal confrontations.)
16 people found this helpful
ChrisSherrillReviewed in the United States on September 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well done
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Based on actual events, 93 Days is quite well done: a nice production with good cinematography, mainly consistent story line, and good acting. My one issue with the story line is when the WHO doctor is talking to a woman with Ebola and he describes the terribly sad and painful death of another Ebola victim. What? What doctor would do something as stupid as that?
I also appreciated that the film company didn’t find it necessary to denigrate the people’s dependence on their faith but showed in an honest way how people often fall back on and depend on their faith in times of crisis.
I thought Danny Glover did his usual fine job. And I discovered two little known (or unknown) actors: Somkele Idhalawa and Bimbo Akintola each of whom portrayed their characters in a real and relatable manner. Kudos to them. I hope their future is filled with opportunities.
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Dominic ImperialeReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie
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This was an excellent movie with a great script, great cast and great message. I'm bothered by the number of people complaining about the lack of gore, body count and scare jumps. This is a movie based on a true story, this is real life not some make believe Hollywood script. It tells the story of the doctors and nurses who faced Ebola head-on in the first days of what could have been a horrific pandemic. It shows the very personal toll Ebola has on the living and the survivors. One reviewer noted, rather sarcastically, that according to the movie all you need are "peptalks" to survive Ebola. Yes, you need peptalks and a lot of supportive care. Surviving any disease is as much about the psychological state of the patients as it is their physical state. No, a peptalk won't cure Ebola but it gives the patient hope and the energy to power through, to fight.

I would also like to note that the aforementioned reviewer lamented the lack of gore and horrific scenes, Ebola doesn't always present with blood fountains pouring everywhere and the patients in the dire throws of death. Like any infectious disease there is a constellation of symptoms, some major, some minor and it effects people differently. Some people experience the horrors of Ebola and some people suffer with what could be described as the worst bout of flu ever. This movie shows that.
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GregPhlReviewed in the United States on August 10, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Great Premise but not executed well.
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What happens in a Lagos, a city of 21 million people, when ebola strikes? Apparently not much! Over an hour into the movie only a handful of people have been infected, about 10 in all. The title, "93 Days," leads the viewer to believe that the movie will be a countdown of the horrors of ebola in a mega-city. Instead, the movie comes off like a Lifetime movie plot that focuses more on people's emotions rather than on action and events. A few pep talks and a few prayers seem to solve all the problems; so, in that sense, the movie is not realistic.
11 people found this helpful
skbgirlReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on Actual Events
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This was a very good movie. I was drawn right in. I especially like that it was based on a true story that showed how mankind can actually do so much good when they’re differences are put aside for the good of others. I also like how it incorporated the faith of the families and the patients with the science needed to help the patients. Overall a excellent movie.
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