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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…
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…
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.
Hotel Rwanda is a movie that has been on my radar for a while now. I finally decided to check it out and it was fantastic. The story being based on the tragic actual events only adds to the film. It is a great historical movie that reminds me of Schindler's List, Ghandi, and The Pianist. It has heart, depth and with a true story like that was guaranteed to be great. And that it was, being a great and sad look at civil war in Africa.
First off the film is very well acted by Cheadle, who carries the load of the film, the rest of the supporting cast does their share either by feeling real and genuine or…
We don't need any great horrors from other worlds we human beings are horrible enough. The things we do to each other can never be equaled or surpassed by the greatest imaginations in Hollywood. Thankfully for every one thousand monsters walking around in skin there is always one person willing to rise above the normal and accomplish the inspirational. This is a powerful and moving film about one such man. Beautifully made to show our ugliest side and our potential for great mercy.
This is a fabulous film, kind of cheering film, enjoyed it so much, Cheadal gave his best performance in this wonderful film, which is based on real genocide events of 1994. Loved it another Schindler's List film. Loved the Hotel scenes very much!
Cheadle and Okonedo give outstanding performances in this emotional, confronting true story, though Nolte seems rather flat.
Didn't need to add anything to what I wrote years ago. Only three insights I had on revisit were:
- Wow, what a tightrope it is to weave three or four actually major *laughs* -- yeah, laughs -- into a story like this. You can feel the tension dissipating, then racking back up. I remembered the water faucet gag but had forgotten the Volkswagen line.
- Unfortunately I'm even more cynical about U.S. military righteousness than I was back then and now all I can think about is how much worse things could easily have gotten with our involvement. Even though it's equally rotten that we did nothing. But I'm not convinced we have a military competent at helping rather than hurting, alas.
- I have yet to see 'Ray' -- it's coming up very soon -- and I'm assuming that when I do I will understand how in the hell someone besides Don Cheadle got that Oscar?
great movie, absolutely devastating and emotional, and all around well done
Un film di una drammaticità inaudita su un genocidio che purtroppo ignoravo.
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Schindler's List: Code Black
I cried pretty much the whole movie and I was on the edge of my seat. Hotel Rwanda exposes a complex situation in a compelling way, with great performances from the lead actors. It also makes you think about the responsibility to intervene in a conflict.
Nota = 9
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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