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Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallaire (Roy Dupuis) witnesses atrocities while leading a U.N. peacekeeping mission to Rwanda.

Cast & Crew

Roy Dupuis
Lt. Gen. Romero Dallaire
Owen Lebakeng Sejake
Brig. Gen. Henry Anyidoho
James Gallanders
Maj. Brent Beardsley
Odile Katesi Gakire
Prime Minister Agathe
Michel Mongeau
Col. Luc Marchal
John Sibi-Okumu
Jacques-Roger Booh-Booh
Robert Lalonde
Gen. Maurice Baril
Tom McCamus
Maj. Phil Lancaster
Akin Omotoso
Maj. Gen. Paul Kagame
David Reckziegel
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Martin Katz
Executive Producer
Steven Silver
Executive Producer
Neil Tabatznik
Executive Producer
Phil Hunt
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Compton Ross
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Critic Reviews for Shake Hands With the Devil

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (5)

  • The best that can be said of the film is that it is an honorable dud.

    November 12, 2010 | Rating: 2/5
  • Dallaire's stalwart stoicism offsets the horrors on display, which are filmed with expectedly solemn slickness.

    November 10, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    November 9, 2010 | Full Review…
  • What ultimately characterizes Shake Hands with the Devil is its cumbersome sense of contrition, but the film seems only foggily aware of what its apologizing for.

    October 31, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Gets [close] to the heart of the matter.

    September 28, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • [Director] Spottiswoode's lackluster film fails to offer any fresh perspective on these now well-known events.

    September 25, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shake Hands With the Devil

  • Sep 20, 2011
    Another viewpoint of the horrific events of the Rwandan genocide. Slow moving, but really well done. Roy Dupuis is excellent as the Canadian General leading the mission, and not getting the resources that he needs to do the job. For anyone who has seen Hotel Rwanda, or read about the genocide and wants to know more, this fills in some of the gaps from the international side. I recommend watching this in connection with Sometimes in April, which tells the story from the government side with a Hutu army officer being the protagonist. All good films....all very disturbing, but real.
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  • Feb 17, 2011
    The name itself is so attractive!!! I've a weak spot for "The Devil's Backbone", "The Devil Wears Prada", "The Devil's Advocate", etc. movies that have the word 'devil' in their title. Even though I may end up being disappointed by the movie, they're a 'must watch if available' for me and I just can't ignore them for long. Isn't it ironical that one of the world's most peaceful and innocent person likes movies that include such a word in it???!!! A good but not-so-great movie about the unfortunate Rwandan Genocide. The movie shows how a General is nothing but a puppet whose strings are moved as per his Major's wishes. It displays the helplessness of a man to help others only because he hasn't received the necessary 'orders'. Though their army is equipped, its hands are tied by the "Shoot only when you're shot at" type of orders that leave them almost defenseless. Hats off (okay, just noticed that I'm not wearing even a single hat right now, so postponing the 'hats off' act until unmentioned time) to those who can keep their cool even under such stressful conditions. I wish I could borrow a bit of it.
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