The best that can be said of the film is that it is an honorable dud.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dallaire's stalwart stoicism offsets the horrors on display, which are filmed with expectedly solemn slickness.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Gets [close] to the heart of the matter.
| Original Score: 3/4
[Director] Spottiswoode's lackluster film fails to offer any fresh perspective on these now well-known events.
Despite being filmed in many of those actual Rwandan locations, Shake Hands with the Devil is frustratingly distancing.