Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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.
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…
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…
watched in class. whatever.
The film should get the same amount of recognition as Schindler's List.
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…
I want one of those beers.
When I wrote my first review of Schindler’s List, I noted how important movies like it were for humanity, particularly as reminders to not allow genocide to happen again in the modern world. Naïve, I know, because a year later the events depicted in Hotel Rwanda occurred. And keep occurring. I can’t even. But I CAN watch this movie. And I need to watch it again.
surprisingly tame for a film about a genocide, great performance from don cheadle but the film itself just feels a bit flat and uninspired.
Very intense, shocking and incredibly realistic. This taught me a lot.
Something that I love in movies with a premise like this is the presence of hope in the characters, when we see Don Cheadle show emotions during wartime it is understood his spirit is not broken, he laughs he loves he cares. Everyone is believable, except for the Canadian soldier who was absolutely horrible. Pheonix is pretty good, but his character doesn't get much depth unfortunately. Very enjoyable watch.
Powerful, emotional, and a bit dull. The acting was fantastic!
we watched this in 9th grade social studies class...that shit was dark. also 4 years later my social studies teacher and i crossed paths again when i picked up birth control at the pharmacy with my mom.
watched in class. whatever.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
IMDB's top 250 list: loved by some, hated by others. Of course you can argue about the order of movies…