Opening

62% The Maze Runner Sep 19
66% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
45% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

70% The Equalizer Sep 26
71% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
86% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

New Episodes Tonight

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
53% Z Nation: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
90% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
79% You're the Worst: Season 1

Sometimes in April

Sometimes in April (2005)

tomatometer

No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Mar 19, 2005 Limited

audience

95

liked it
Average Rating: 4.3/5
User Ratings: 5,937

My Rating

Movie Info

When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in the African nation of Rwanda in April of 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history. Over the course of the next 100 days, brother would turn against brother, tearing families apart and resulting in the death of almost 800,000 people. Based on actual events that occurred during the uprising, Raoul Peck's affecting war drama tells the tale of two such brothers, whose

R,

Drama, Television

Raoul Peck

May 10, 2005

HBO Films - Official Site External Icon

Watch It Now

Cast

ADVERTISEMENT

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (0) | DVD (4)

Opts for a broader canvas [than Hotel Rwanda] both in time and space, exchanging a strong dramatic center for increased depth of detail and insight.

February 11, 2006 Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide
Decent Films Guide

a powerful and effective piece of filmmaking. Full of sadness and a fair amount of anger [yet] not vitriolic.

March 15, 2005 Full Review Source: Killer Movie Reviews
Killer Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Sometimes in April

I saw this heartbreaking tearjerker with Mathew. It's all about the devastating massacre in Rwanda in 1994. The saddest part in the whole film was when the girls at the Catholic school thought they were safe but then the Hutus came and cornered them in a room. "Separate yourselves into Hutu and Tutsi," they demanded. Then one of the girls spoke up and said, "We are sisters. We will stay together." So the Hutus opened fire and slaughtered them ALL. I think this drama is an important film so that we never let this kind of massacre happen again. The film was very emotional and had well put together scenic design. It lacked in the storyline in that I was a bit confused as it went back and forth between 2004 and 1994. The ending was a little confusing as well about what happened to Augustin's wife. I had closure at the end, but I was still confused a little bit about how she ended up where she was. This movie is similar to "Hotel Rwanda" but I think I might like "Sometimes in April" a bit better.
May 15, 2009
crazydannielle16

Super Reviewer

Amazing movie!
June 30, 2009
iLeo
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Movies Like Sometimes in April

    1. Augustin Muganza: Every year in April, the rainy season starts. And every year, every day in April, a haunting emptiness descends over our hearts. Every year in April I remember how quickly life ends.
    – Submitted by Dagmara K (5 months ago)
View all quotes (1)

Discussion Forum

Discuss Sometimes in April on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Critics Consensus
Critics Consensus

Maze Runner is Better than Average

Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg

What are his Five Favorite Films?

Hunger Games
Hunger Games

New Mockingjay - Part 1 trailer

Talk Like a Pirate Day
Talk Like a Pirate Day

Memorable pirates picture gallery

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile