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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 1990’s 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…
So over a million people died in the Rwandan genocide right? Then why is it the only death scenes are from a distance in newsreel footage? This film should have been unsettlingly violent, I should have been scared while watching it, not bored. Maybe if the studios had some integrity they would have allowed an R-rating and given the audience a more real genocide experience, and I would have felt more than dull empathy towards anything happening in this film
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…
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.
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.
Don Cheadle is amazing in his first genuine leading role as Paul Rusesabegina, a hotel manager who saves the lives of thousands of Tutsis by hiding them in his 5-star resort during the Tutsi massacre from the Hutu militia. Cheadle is in just about every scene and he runs away with it as a forceful, commanding figure. You can see that he is wittier and quicker to think than most of the criminals he encounters, and it’s a fascinating dynamic to watch. “Hotel Rwanda” is a strong, sobering film, a must-see on all accounts.
Don Cheadle produces an Oscar winning performance if ever I've seen one in this thrilling drama from the point of view of a hotel manager called Paul Rusesabagina. The movie portrays Paul's struggle in the Rwandan genocide between the Hutus and Tutsis as he attempts to keep himself, his family, friends and any other civilian alive by using his influence and friendships with highly ranked soldiers and 'important people' which he has gained throughout his career as a hotel manager.
Amongst other things, this movie contains perhaps my favourite quote of all time. A photographer takes footage of the genocide in Rwanda. This fills Paul with hope that other nations will intervene and aid them by saying "how can they…
A challenging look into one of the darkest acts of humanity that achieves what it sets out to do.
I Like 2004's Hotel Rwanda, I Like It Because 1988 Was 16 Years Old In 2004.
I'm so pissed off by this film. Not because it was offensive, because it actually wasn't and it was way more respectful that most films with this kind of topic. No, Hotel Rwanda made me MAD because it is sooo dull. Let me put it into context. I am very busy this week. I have lots of exams and projects, yet I decided to rest for a couple of hours before I continued writing some important stuff. So I started watching Hotel Rwanda. An hour later, I was asleep. I absolutely needed NOT to sleep. So my alarms wakes me and I realize not only I didn't finish my work, but I also didn't study one bit. I didn't blame…
I Like 2004's Hotel Rwanda.
Im Gegensatz zu "Sometimes in April" ist dieser Film über den Genozid in Ruanda 1994 geradezu zahm und hollywood-happy-end mäßig. Trotzdem ein guter Film.
Don Cheadle is amazing !
Βασισμένο σε αληθινή ιστορία. Τίποτε άλλο.
A movie about an incredibly dispiriting atrocity that manages to not be soul crushingly depressing is not an easy feat to manage, but this movie pulls it off, perhaps because of the amazingly good lead performance by Don Cheadle. I also have to give a shout out to Nick Nolte, showing here that he can be good in roles that aren't an old, washed up drunk.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- About Last Night...
- The Accidental Tourist
- Across the Universe
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.
- The Shawshank Redemption
- The Godfather
- The Godfather: Part II
- Pulp Fiction
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The current list from imdb.com (updated regularly; last on November 11th; compared to 7th of April).
I'm sure that The…