Battle in Seattle Reviews

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December 27, 2017
The movie's dramatic devices are schematic, but in the end there's something strangely moving about Battle in Seattle.
November 18, 2016
... a conventional drama about the unconventional protest landmark: the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, Washington, a real event explored through the familiar fictional stories of various protesters, delegates and bystanders.
November 18, 2011
November 17, 2011
July 29, 2011
This thriller will inspire any leftie cells you might possess to stand up and cheer.
August 30, 2009
Battle in Seattle is a childish, ineffectively manipulative piece of self-serious agitprop about the four-day World Trade Organization meetings in 1999.
August 8, 2009
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.
February 11, 2009
Perhaps I should just scrawl it on a placard: Battle in Seattle is an indie that deserves to stand out.
December 4, 2008
Actor-turned-filmmaker Stuart Townsend would have been better off keeping things on a more modest scale. There are just too many characters here.
November 20, 2008
This is a powerful, wrenching and impressive writing and directing debut for the talented actor, definitely now a triple showbiz threat.
November 6, 2008
It sheds much needed light on a mostly forgotten event in our country's history.
November 6, 2008
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.
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
October 18, 2008
Townsend's efforts to be honest to the spirit of the event carry the film through its sloganeering and familiar backstage dramas.
October 18, 2008
October 17, 2008
If current events hold, Battle in Seattle could look like prophecy as well as history.
October 17, 2008
The issue deserves a better sounding board than this.
October 17, 2008
There is a monster in Battle in Seattle, but it never speaks and remains mysterious.
October 16, 2008
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.
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