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Hotel Rwanda (2005)

4 Ratings: 4.3
Art House & International movie directed by Terry George

Solidly built around a subtle yet commanding performance by Don Cheadle,Hotel Rwandaemerged as one of the most highly-praised dramas of 2004. In a role that demands his quietly riveting presence in nearly every scene, Cheadle plays real-life hero Paul … see full wiki

Director: Terry George
4 reviews about Hotel Rwanda (2005)
review by . April 18, 2006
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In 1992 a new kid moved into my high school. He and his family had been missionaries in Africa, specifically Kenya and Rwanda. We became friends. Two years later as the rest of the world ignored the genocide that was occurring in Rwanda, I watched some of the suffering my friend had to go through. People he had known, went to school with, worked with, and played were now dead and there was nothing he could do about it.    HOTEL RWANDA is a movie that tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina, …
review by . December 04, 2005
This is one of those movies that just anger's you and feel sadden all at once. Don Cheadle was truly Oscar-worthy for this film and 100% convincing in his role as the Hutu Paul Rusesabagina, and Nick Nolte and le grand Jean Reno give outstanding performances in their limited screen time. British-born newcomer Sophie Okonedo also gives a fine performance as Cheadle's Tutsi wife. Filmed in South Africa as an international (mostly Canadian) production, the faces of the many other important supporting …
review by . September 22, 2005
When I first heard about this movie, I remember wondering how the absolutely horrific events that occurred in Rwanda could be captured in a PG-13 movie, and still stir the outrage they should. After seeing HOTEL RWANDA, I know they can't.    I remember years ago getting my Newsweek delivered and finding inside some of the most disturbing photographic images I've ever seen. Reading the statistics in the accompanying story simply added to the horror. How could our modern society, …
review by . April 15, 2005
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With these words written on a visitors' log in a memorial site in Rwanda, the reason for making this stunning film is posed. HOTEL RWANDA is not only a well written (Keir Pearson), well directed (Terry George), well acted (entire cast) work of cinematic history, it serves as a thunderingly loud announcement of how the world ignored the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Africa - a country whose only exports are tea and coffee and therefore not high on the agendas of importance of the other nations of the …
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