Hotel Rwanda Reviews

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September 11, 2020
Don Cheadle absolutely, 100% deserves the Oscar for Best Actor.
February 3, 2018
Remarkably, the director Terry George and his co-writer Keir Pearson have pulled it off, rooting the big picture of anonymous murder in one small precise close-up.
September 24, 2010
Like "Schindler's List," "Hotel Rwanda" shows how the madness of genocide and war converted one man's context of wealth and success from capitalism to humanitarianism. Don Cheadle honors Paul Rusesabagina by tapping his brave face and internal rage.
July 6, 2010
Cheadle, in his richest role since Devil in a Blue Dress, burrows deep inside this complex man, who discovers in himself a strength he never knew he possessed as he faces the disillusion of all the "civilized" notions he believes in.
April 16, 2009
Don Cheadle gives a beautifully restrained tour de force performance as a singular voice of reason at the epicenter of writer/director Terry George's depiction of Rwanda's outbreak of genocide in 1994 when Hutu militias slaughtered one million Tutsis with
December 7, 2007
This is a solid film, but it is the truth that holds the power, not the direction.
July 14, 2007
The film belongs to Don Cheadle as Paul and, not surprisingly, he walks away with it.
May 5, 2007
The filmmakers want to respect history and not exploit it as so much slasher movie fodder.
November 1, 2006
Cheadle is outstanding in his first major lead role, one where he is present during practically every important moment in this story.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
There's a tidiness and sense of convenience in the film's stock characterisations and button-pushing plotting that detracts from its impact. The film doesn't just contrive to contain the slaughter, but also its own anger.
April 1, 2006
Who cares about overdone orchestral blasts or signpost-waving lines of dialogue when such raw, naked, painful humanity is displayed by Don Cheadle in the central role?
January 17, 2006
Cheadle has an Oscar nomination for best actor. But this isn't a grandstanding portrayal: it is a performance at the service of the work.
December 6, 2005
In 2004, with Darfur burning and Congo smouldering, has anything really changed?
September 16, 2005
Cheadle has been doing great, often hilariously comic, work in supporting roles for years; Hotel Rwanda is his first lead role, but it likely won't be his last.
September 8, 2005
...disappointingly conventional [but] an important film nevertheless...
June 16, 2005
The film is an overwhelming, sad, and heartfelt achievement.
June 7, 2005
The fact-based story it tells of instinctual heroism in the face of unspeakable horror is powerful enough to overcome its flaws.
May 2, 2005
As powerful as the movie was, Don Cheadle was better.
May 2, 2005
Here, now, is the true face of human barbarity, and the true face of human heroism. Not in the now-distant mythology of World War II…
April 17, 2005
Director Terry George takes his screenplay, which he co-wrote with Keir Pearson, and turns it into a south African "Schindler's List".
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