Written January 10, 2009
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. To think that a tragedy of this scale and magnitude was set to blaze for such a tumultuous time period is unfathomable. The atrocities witnessed through he eyes of a mild-mannered hotel manager played with subtle command by Cheadle is astounding. He single-handedly gives sanctuary to nearly a thousand refugees and saves his own family as well as his soul in the process. Should be a must-see for every graduating senior class in our nation to understand what is at risk when even a single person is denied the freedom to live without a daily fear of being slaughtered! A film that will be a testament to human rights the world over!
Written August 07, 2009
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 Oscar for this.