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Shake Hands with the Devil Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 12, 2010
The best that can be said of the film is that it is an honorable dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 10, 2010
Dallaire's stalwart stoicism offsets the horrors on display, which are filmed with expectedly solemn slickness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
November 9, 2010
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.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
September 28, 2007
Gets [close] to the heart of the matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Foundas
Variety
September 25, 2007
[Director] Spottiswoode's lackluster film fails to offer any fresh perspective on these now well-known events.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
September 19, 2007
Despite being filmed in many of those actual Rwandan locations, Shake Hands with the Devil is frustratingly distancing.