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Battle in Seattle Reviews

Hank Sartin
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 18, 2011
Mark Holcomb
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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The chief culprits are Townsend's TV-movie characterizations and a very muddled message.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

September 26, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The result is not quite a documentary and not quite a drama, but interesting all the same.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

September 25, 2008
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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It sounds like a bad TV movie, yet Stuart Townsend, the veteran actor-turned-director re-creates it all with stunning passion and skill in Battle in Seattle.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 24, 2008
Reyhan Harmanci
San Francisco Chronicle
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The characters in Battle in Seattle are often crudely drawn, and the able actors struggle with canned lines.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2008
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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For all its speeches and scary graphics, Townsend's script fails to make it clear why we should care today.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2008
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Less notable is the soap-ish plot, which leans heavily on coincidence and melodrama.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

September 19, 2008
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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It's like a class play by the Students for a Democratic Society.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

September 19, 2008
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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But a drama is only as convincing as its characters. The people awkwardly forced together in Battle in Seattle are rhetorical mouthpieces tied to the sketchy plotlines of a so-so Hollywood ensemble movie.

| Original Score: 2/5

September 19, 2008
Colin Covert
Chicago Tribune
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... will leave you slightly better informed than two hours spent staring at a wall.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 18, 2008
Mark Holcomb
Time Out New York
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The intent may be to provide distance between topic and teller, but the result is more wishy-washy than neutrally clarifying.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

September 17, 2008
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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Townsend smothers any sense of global immediacy by covering the action with a frayed patchwork of melodramatic coincidences,

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 17, 2008
Sara Cardace
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The drama gets heavy-handed at times, but the film is a triumph, thanks to a crack cast including Connie Nielson, stunning as a TV reporter who joins her subjects in protest.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

September 15, 2008
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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While it makes no bones about where its sympathies lie, these fictional stories show a genuine fascination with the role politics plays on both sides of such confrontations and how things can spin out of control with no single person to blame.

September 14, 2007
Dennis Harvey
Variety
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Effectively mixing original broadcast and amateur vid footage (especially during scenes of crowd panic and police brutality) with interwoven fictive strands, Townsend acquits himself well, if not outstandingly, as both writing and directing newbie.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 11, 2007
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