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Battle in Seattle Reviews

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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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 29, 2011
This thriller will inspire any leftie cells you might possess to stand up and cheer.
February 11, 2009
Perhaps I should just scrawl it on a placard: Battle in Seattle is an indie that deserves to stand out.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 20, 2008
This is a powerful, wrenching and impressive writing and directing debut for the talented actor, definitely now a triple showbiz threat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2008
It sheds much needed light on a mostly forgotten event in our country's history.
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2008
If current events hold, Battle in Seattle could look like prophecy as well as history.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 8, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/4
October 2, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/5
September 26, 2008
It's the next best thing to being there, in that it's likely to make shuddering viewers intensely glad that they weren't.
Read More | Original Score: B
September 26, 2008
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.
September 25, 2008
The result is not quite a documentary and not quite a drama, but interesting all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 24, 2008
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 | Original Score: A-
September 22, 2008
In the continued acceleration of doc and drama cross-breeding, the movie is adept at fleshing out opposing points of view leading to a city under siege, but setting the stage for a tad too impartial percolating political passions.
September 19, 2008
What the film lacks in artistry it makes up for in commitment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 19, 2008
Boiled down to its minerals, Battle in Seattle feels a lot more like The Poseidon Adventure (1972) than a thorough examination of the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
September 18, 2008
Political ensemble drama is provocative, preachy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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