Knowing the outcome behind the true-life tragedy "24 Days" doesn't diffuse the horror, the tension or the sadness of watching one family's drama unfold day after agonizing day when a son is kidnapped and hope dies.
Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, 2015-04-23
24 Days takes strength from real-world specifics. But the most powerful thing about the movie is its rejection of omniscience. The crime it reconstructs is beyond understanding.
Mark Jenkins, NPR, 2015-04-23
As a suspenseful true crime story, "24 Days" succeeds. As a warning against the ever present dangers of anti-Semitism, it is eloquent and disturbing. It's in combining the two that Arcady mishandles the case.
Peter Keough, Boston Globe, 2015-04-23
24 Days is neither subtle nor particularly sophisticated as filmmaking, but its refusal to reduce lived reality to generic tropes is admirable.
Adam Nayman, AV Club, 2015-04-23
The film is not always subtle... but remains captivating as a pure procedural that raises questions about the Paris police's handling of such situations, as well as about the state of race relations in contemporary France.
Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter, 2015-04-20
Sadly, "24 Days" isn't nearly as involving as it should be.
Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 2015-04-23
Would that the film had explored such emotional contradictions in greater detail, but this retelling is more concerned with black-and-white morality, which drains it of suspense.
Abby Garnett, Village Voice, 2015-04-22