• R, 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Roger Spottiswoode
    In Theaters:
    Oct 29, 2010 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jan 11, 2011
  • Regent Releasing/here! Films

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Shake Hands with the Devil Reviews

Stephen Holden
New York Times
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The best that can be said of the film is that it is an honorable dud.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

November 12, 2010
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Dallaire's stalwart stoicism offsets the horrors on display, which are filmed with expectedly solemn slickness.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 10, 2010
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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Though the film, based on Dallaire's memoir, can veer toward deification of the general, it's hugely effective in illustrating the grotesque power plays that led to the deaths of more than 800,000 Tutsis.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

November 9, 2010
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Gets [close] to the heart of the matter.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

September 28, 2007
Scott Foundas
Variety
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[Director] Spottiswoode's lackluster film fails to offer any fresh perspective on these now well-known events.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 25, 2007
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Despite being filmed in many of those actual Rwandan locations, Shake Hands with the Devil is frustratingly distancing.

September 19, 2007
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