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Battle in Seattle Reviews

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Brandon Judell

This thriller will inspire any leftie cells you might possess to stand up and cheer.

Full Review Source: GreenCine

July 29, 2011
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times

Battle in Seattle is a childish, ineffectively manipulative piece of self-serious agitprop about the four-day World Trade Organization meetings in 1999.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 30, 2009
Leo Goldsmith

Approaching its subject with a neat idealism and packaging its political fervor in the most facile of forms, the film boasts a cast loaded with Hollywoods both new and old and wraps its message up with eye-rolling naivete.

Full Review Source: indieWIRE

August 8, 2009
Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects

Perhaps I should just scrawl it on a placard: Battle in Seattle is an indie that deserves to stand out.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: A-

February 11, 2009
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Actor-turned-filmmaker Stuart Townsend would have been better off keeping things on a more modest scale. There are just too many characters here.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 2/4

December 4, 2008
Pete Hammond

This is a powerful, wrenching and impressive writing and directing debut for the talented actor, definitely now a triple showbiz threat.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2008
Ben Lyons
At the Movies
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It sheds much needed light on a mostly forgotten event in our country's history.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 6, 2008
Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
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What I think the movie failed to do was the thing it had to do most, which was explain what is the WTO and why in Stuart Townshend's opinion, is it bad.

Full Review Source: At the Movies

November 6, 2008
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Townsend's efforts to be honest to the spirit of the event carry the film through its sloganeering and familiar backstage dramas.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B-

October 18, 2008
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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If current events hold, Battle in Seattle could look like prophecy as well as history.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 17, 2008
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

The issue deserves a better sounding board than this.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

October 17, 2008
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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There is a monster in Battle in Seattle, but it never speaks and remains mysterious.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

October 17, 2008
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Actor-turned writer-director Stuart Townsend makes great use of the documentary footage of the '99 Seattle WTO riots. And he gets across his talking points about this shadowy outfit, too. It's a shame his script and all his actor friends get in the way.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

October 16, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Very ambitious, the story constantly jumps back and forth, trying to give both sides of the story. I'll say it's mostly successful.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

October 8, 2008
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Braiding brief snippets of these automatically suspenseful storylines with archival video footage of the actual event, Townsend makes a good point that the thing just got away from all involved.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

October 2, 2008
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Most inspiring in its throwaway moments, the flick mistakenly thinks we give a damn about an irritating romance when it would be better served by facts, outrage, and complexity.

Full Review Source: I.E. Weekly | Original Score: C

September 30, 2008
Tasha Robinson
AV Club
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It's the next best thing to being there, in that it's likely to make shuddering viewers intensely glad that they weren't.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B

September 26, 2008
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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It's easy to see why Townsend was attracted to this inherently dramatic situation, but the characters he's put on screen feel less like real people than like entities created to either make plot points or stand in for specific positions.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 26, 2008
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

The film's default position is to always fall back on anti-capitalist rhetoric whenever dialogue and drama grow too banal.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 26, 2008
Joshua Katzman
Chicago Reader
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One strength is Barry Ackroyd's handheld-camera work, which deftly tracks the action but still captures the disorientation of those engulfed by the mayhem.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

September 26, 2008
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