Hotel Rwanda Synopsis
A hotel manager gives housing to Tutsis refugees through their struggle with the militia.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
An extraordinary and effective film.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Deep movie emotions for me usually come not when the characters are sad, but when they are good. You will see what I mean.
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100

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Emerges as an African version of "Schindler's List."
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90

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Cheadle impressively carries the entire picture, delivering the kind of note-perfect performance that's absolutely deserving of Oscar...
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A gut-punch of a drama.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Hotel Rwanda isn't impersonal, even though it only hints at the story's full horror. It's stunning.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
In condensing Rusesabagina's story, George has undoubtedly overstated the specific dramatic moments; the movie has more cliff-hangers than...
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
I wish Hotel Rwanda felt like something more than a very, very good TV movie.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
George has been criticized for simplifying a complex story into an African "Schindler's List." But despite flaws in execution, this is a...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A strange history lesson that leaves us more overlectured than properly overwhelmed.
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HOTEL RWANDA

By lugubriousthespian
Director Terry George and actor Don Cheadle uncannily slam viewers right in the middle of the 1994 genocide of nearly one million Tutsis in the African nation of Rwanda and thankfully never let go....

Deep, so deep

By redyeah
Don Cheadle has come a long way from his guest spot on Fresh Prince. He is such a talented actor and showcases it brilliantly here. His emotional depth is astounding. Definitely should have got an...

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Rated PG-13 | For appeal for violence, disturbing images and brief strong language
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Excellent but disturbing film is too intense for kids.
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