It's never quite as effective as The Killing Fields or Schindler's List in that the film's overall impact is not as great and it doesn't linger in the memory.

"[31] He commended how the film "offers a devastating picture of media-driven mass murder left unchecked" while also praising "Mr. Cheadle's magnificent, understated portrayal". He and his family, who adopted the two nieces, moved to Belgium, but Tatiana's brother Thomas and his wife were never found.

Among mainstream critics in the U.S., the film received universally positive reviews. Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 drama film directed by Terry George. The music for the film was composed by Rupert Gregson-Williams, Andrea Guerra, and the Afro Celt Sound System, while being edited by Michael Connell. Genre, Rating and Length This film is a biography/drama/history according to IMDb and it runs 121 minutes. [40], The film was nominated and won several awards in 2004–2006.

"[24] Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times called it a "riveting drama", while exclaiming "The film works not because the screen is filled with meaningless special effects, formless action and vast digital armies, but because Cheadle, Nolte and the filmmakers are interested in how two men choose to function in an impossible situation. i hope this movie receives the praise it deserves. Tutsi and people suspected of being Tutsi were killed in their homes and as they tried to flee the country. "[28] Left equally unimpressed was Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly. Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, What to Watch if You Miss the "Game of Thrones" Cast. i have to look at the good of the heroes in the movie and of the people that wrote the movie, and realize that going to the movies doesn't have to be about escapism. "[33], Eleanor R. Gillespie of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, stated that Hotel Rwanda was an "unforgettable film" as well as being "a doubly unforgettable performance by Don Cheadle.

Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England. Paul Rusesabagina, a Hutu married to a Tutsi, Tatiana Rusesabagina, is the House Manager of the Hotel Des Milles Collines in Kigali. Hotel Rwanda premiered in theaters in limited release in the United States on 22 December 2004 and in wide release on 4 February 2005, grossing more than $23 million in domestic ticket sales. Use the HTML below.

He eventually gains the protection of the Rwandan army general Augustin Bizimungu, who threatens Gregoire back to work. When the UN forces attempt to evacuate a group of refugees, including Paul's family, Gregoire betrays them by informing the Interahamwe of the evacuation, and they are ambushed and forced to turn back. 1994. View production, box office, & company info. She declared, "Hotel Rwanda emerges as an African version of Schindler's List.

[13], The original motion picture soundtrack for Hotel Rwanda was released by the Commotion label on 11 January 2005. Within three months, over a million people were murdered. [81], Actor Don Cheadle (L) portrayed Rwandan hotelier Paul Rusesabagina (R), Afro Celt Sound System and Rupert Gregson-Williams. Despite the Belgians having placed the Tutsis in a higher position during the Belgian rule, they have placed the majority Hutus in power after independence. 1/Mama Ararira We!, Pt.

Hotel Rwanda is a film that is a strong paradigm of how goodness overtakes evil. The film is set in 1994 during the Rwandan Genocide, in which an estimated 800,000 people, mainly Tutsi, were killed by Hutu extremists. "[32] Describing some pitfalls, Jeff Vice of the Deseret News stated the "decision by the filmmakers to show things from that limited viewpoint—to show how isolated and fearful the characters were of the chaos going on around them—the film feels a little dishonest and diminished. "[33] Vice however was quick to admit "Hotel Rwanda does have its share of powerful moments; in particular, a scene in which Paul and another hotel employee unknowingly—due to fog—drive into a mass grave." Hotel Rwanda is a 2004 film written and directed by Terry George and Keir Pearson. At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average out of 100 to critics' reviews, the film received a score of 79 based on 40 reviews. Was this review helpful to you? Tutsi civilians were also accused of supporting a Tutsi-dominated rebel group, the Rwandan Patriotic Front. Rechtshaffen, Michael (22 December 2004).

Hotel Rwanda cast list, listed alphabetically with photos when available.

Dave Sterrit of The Christian Science Monitor, felt that although the subject matter was crucially important, he commented that "the movie dilutes its impact with by-the-numbers filmmaking, and Cheadle's one-note performance displays few of his acting gifts. Special features for the DVD include; "A Message for Peace: Making Hotel Rwanda" documentary, "Return to Rwanda" documentary, Selected scenes commentary by Don Cheadle, Audio commentary by director Terry George and real-life subject of the film–Paul Rusesabagina, along with select commentary by musician Wyclef Jean.

As the situation becomes more violent, Paul must divert the Hutu soldiers, care for the refugees, protect his family, and maintain the appearance of a functioning hotel.

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core. [6], On 6 April 1994, a plane carrying President Juvénal Habyarimana, a Hutu, was shot down.

One of the main characters is Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, who could be considered a Christ figure do to his tremendous sacrifice, and pain that he endured. In her overall summation, she wrote "Hotel Rwanda is a strange history lesson that leaves us more overlectured than properly overwhelmed. For even more, visit our Family Entertainment Guide. George and the general were tried and sentenced for war crimes. "Hotel Rwanda". It is estimated that some 200,000 people participated in the perpetration of the Rwandan genocide. Not only does he assume a totally believable African accent and manner, he convinces us with every move and gesture that he's a resourceful Everyman elevated to genuine heroism by a struggle to do the right thing. It is rated PG-13. [14][15], Hotelier Paul Rusesabagina's experience encouraged director George to produce the film. Cheadle, in his richest role since Devil in a Blue Dress, burrows deep inside this complex man, who discovers in himself a strength he never knew he possessed, as he faces the disillusionment of all the "civilized" notions he believes in. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Will it be understood? 1994. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life. Top 10 (listed alphabetically) – Carrie Rickey. it can be about reality. At one point, Paul believes they have gone off the road and tells Gregoire to stop.

This list of Hotel Rwanda actors includes any Hotel Rwanda actresses and all other actors from the film. Or in a little girl's heartwrenching plea, 'Please don't let them kill me. As Rusesabagina, Cheadle is simply terrific. Georges explains to Paul that the "rich cockroaches'" money is going to be valueless because all of the Tutsis will be dead. They return to the hotel through the dark and thick fog, on a road that Georges recommends.

Because we sympathize with these men, we are moved by the film. A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. |

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"[22] At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average out of 100 to critics' reviews, the film received a score of 79 based on 40 reviews. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

"[26] Claudia Puig of USA Today, stated the film was "one of the year's most moving and powerful films, anchored by a magnificent performance by Don Cheadle." Directed by Terry George.

Robert Fraisse's harsh overlighting, gives the film the feel of a cheap backlot production, even though it was shot on location. [16], Following its cinematic release in theaters, the film was released in VHS video format on 12 April 2005,[17] marking the final United Artists film released on the format. In a last-ditch effort to save the refugees, Paul pleads with General Bizimungu for assistance. Although the character of Colonel Oliver played by Nolte is fictional in nature, the role was inspired by the UN force commander for UNAMIR, Roméo Dallaire.

"[35] Although mentioning "The parallels with Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List are obvious", she praised individual cinematic elements that made the film unique, such as "the revelation of a dark, bumpy road paved with thousands of corpses.

"[27] The film however, was not without its detractors.

When civil war erupts and a Rwandan Army officer threatens Paul and his neighbors, Paul barely negotiates their safety and brings them to the hotel. Their marriage is a source of friction with Hutu extremists, including Georges Rutaganda, a goods supplier to the hotel who is also the local leader of Interahamwe, a brutal Hutu militia. Why did the International community allow this massacre to occur? | UN observers managed to change the room numbers of those most threatened. 376 of 445 people found this review helpful. | An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Release Dates [45], The film premiered in cinemas on 22 December 2004 in limited release throughout the US During its limited opening weekend, the film grossed $100,091 in business showing at seven locations.

Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager, houses over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda, Africa. The film was a co-production between United Artists and Lions Gate Films, and was commercially distributed by United Artists theatrically and by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer for home media. [9] It was also reported that the UN headquarters in Kigali received information that Rusesabagina had provided a Rwandan army commander with a list of hotel guests and their room numbers. In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.