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Hotel Rwanda tells the inspiring story of real-life hero Paul Rusesabagina (Don Cheadle), a hotel manager in Rwanda who used his courage and cunning to shelter over a thousand refugees from certain death. While the rest of the world closed its eyes, Paul opened his heart and proved that one good man can make a difference.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 189
- Fresh: 171
- Rotten: 18
- Average Rating: 8.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: What makes the film not just harrowing but transcendent is Cheadle. He does nothing traditionally heroic. He just presents a picture of basic decency, showing how, when combined with courage, decency can result in an awe- inspiring moral steadfastness.
Fresh: The great strength of Hotel Rwanda is that it's not about superhuman heroism but simply about human decency.
Fresh: Because of the subject matter, this feels like one of those films you see because it's good for you. But it also is an extraordinarily moving drama.
Fresh: A story so powerful it can't help but speak to both the heart and the conscience.
first of all, i am 12 years old... this movie has touched me, after reading Shattered by Eric Walters, i am now going to research more about this. i think everyone in the world should know about this genocide. this is a quote from the book: Shattered -one death is a tragety, one million is a statistic
thought it would be depressing but it was actually uplifting
I have to admit that I had put off watching this movie until I felt psyched for it - I thought it would be depressing. It is actually very uplifting - it is great to see how some ordinary people rise to heroism in a crisis. it is tough to watch some parts but it really highlights that the world only cares about oil and things that cause them discomfort- nobody cared about a bunch of Africans. SHAME SHAME SHAME on the UN!! and Shame on Nick Nolte and the Director for the terrible acting and character protrayal of General Romeo Daillaire - he was also a Hero who paid a terrible personal price for being caught between a genocide and a world and UN that really did not give a damn - worse than not giving a damn - they condoned the genocide by doing nothing - they allowed it to happen - watch this movie if yu want to see what really happens behind the scenes!
Seen in Schools
Watched this in Social 10-2, and 20-2. This movie is fantastic, and shows the horrors of life for them over there. Can be a bit dramatic, but overall great movie :).
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