• Released
  • September 28, 2007
  • R , 1 hr 52 min
  • Drama
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Shake Hands With the Devil Synopsis
Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire (Roy Dupuis) witnesses atrocities in Rwanda.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A quietly powerful, incisive portrait of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallarme (Roy Dupuis), who was sent to Rwanda in 1993 on a peacekeeping...
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80

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Though the film, based on Dallaire's memoir, can veer toward deification of the general, it's hugely effective.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Compelling documentary.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Back in Canada, Dallaire tells a psychiatrist that he remembers Rwanda in flashbacks that are "not like memories at all." Shake Hands with...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Spottiswoode relays this tragic story with respect and sadness. But Michael Donovan's script is stuffed with clichés, and Dupuis is unable...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
For everything admirable, like the way female Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana (the wonderful Gakire) resigns herself to a violent...
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50

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Spottiswoode's lackluster film fails to offer any fresh perspective on these now well-known events.
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30

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Filmed in Rwanda, Shake Hands With the Devil is certainly panoramic. But the best that can be said of the film is that it is an honorable...
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Rated R | For Disturbing Violent Images and Brief Strong Language