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When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms.
Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
Based on the true events of the massacre that took place in Rwanda during its civil war, Hotel Rwanda is a tale of how a simple man went too far & risked his own life to save as many people as he possibly could even when he had the chance to simply walk away unharmed. It's a disturbing, violent film that also shows how the entire world deserted this African nation when it needed them most.
Don Cheadle stars as Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager who housed thousands of people in his hotel & his performance was, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the strongest of the decade and he single-handedly carried this film throughout its runtime and was brilliantly…
The sentimental influence of Hollywood blunts the sharp blade of an African holocaust.
Hotel Rwanda (2004) concerns the Rwandan genocide that had occurred a decade previous – a mass slaughter of Tutsi people, on the grounds of ethnicity, that began within a few hours of reigning President Habyarimana’s assassination. Catalysed by the existing conflict from the Rwandan Civil War, and exacerbated by a prepared political elite known as akazu; what resulted was an eruption of terror and intense violence that snatched the lives of an estimated one million Rwandan souls in the period of around one hundred days.
This key historical drama is based on real life events that transpired only twenty years ago – a modern day holocaust that…
I recently read a long in-depth article about the current state of Rwanda and the the families who lost one or more (which was most of them) back in the brutal 1994 genocide, and decided to rewatch the 2004 film, which I had fond, but vague memories from. You know, just to get a different view on the whole situation. I've always felt that images tell a better story than words.
I remembered it as a great film, but I guess I've become more of snob in my later years. I was saddened, almost shocked, how little this films effected me. The way the whole movie is set up from the start is so contrived and silly that I had…
Why I watched this movie? I have heard about this movie for 11 years now.....but because the subject matter was so depressing....I always stayed away from the movie....but no more....as I have now seen Hotel Rwanda.
What is this one about? The true story of a hotel manager (Don Cheadle) who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
My thoughts on this one? This is a very well done movie that reminded me of Schindler's List. Don Cheadle is outstanding in the lead role....and very much deserved his Oscar nomination that he got for this movie. Nick Nolte as a United Nations peace keeper and Sophie Okonedo as Cheadle's wife also shine…
The film should get the same amount of recognition as Schindler's List.
Watched this in my World History Class. It does a good job of accurately portraying the Rwandan genocide, and has a fantastic lead performance by Don Cheadle.
Rough. Sobering. Humanity at its best and worst.
Exactly the movie I expected it to be, for better and for worse. One of those films that coasts, to an extent, on the power of the real-life true story that inspired it rather than doing anything especially interesting in filmic terms. Mostly tries to stay out of its own way, stylistically, with a script that hits many expected beats (whether or not they're real is irrelevant) and stays shallow on the root causes and effects. It's Rusesabagina's story, and Cheadle does well in the role (with Okonedo's fierce support), though there is a myopia in that focus, a myopia that serves to turn the people of Rwanda on either side of the conflict into cartoons or props. It walks that line just about well enough, and the whole film is sort of a feat of line-walking. Maybe I would have liked a little more formal brio even if it would risk the style overwhelming the substance.
A powerful and harrowing drama, Hotel Rwanda is an incredible film. Though I felt the PG-13 rating dulled some of the horrific violence that took place, it's still an affecting film nonetheless.
A gripping and harrowing drama starring Don Cheadle.
its like a holiday resort with fuck all towels, and whenever you ask for one, they give you a wet one.
Horrific drama about the 1994 Rwandan genocide may blur some of the facts about its main characters but doesn't ignore any of the international indifference that allowed so many innocents to perish. And with a stirring lead performance by the always outstanding Don Cheadle.
Really good movie if you are interested in this topic.
With the exception of a great cast and compelling story, every element of Hotel Rwanda feels stuck slightly below its potential. The directing is par for the course when it comes to biography-based films, the sense of place is hampered due to an uninspired soundtrack, the writing lacks any edge or flavor, and some awkward editing derails the most poignant moments. It's a true tale worth hearing in spite of its presentation, but it's always a shame when potential like this is squandered.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
The 2015 edition of the They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films list.
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