Hotel Rwanda Reviews

August 17, 2010
potentially fantastic material...unfortunately, [Terry] George's attempt is too mired in movie-of-the-week do any justice to its subject matter
September 26, 2005
Showing traces of the well-meaning paternalism that dogs many Western films about Africa, Hotel Rwanda doesn't go far enough in indicting Europeans and Americans for protecting their own while failing to intervene in time to stop the mass killings.
May 4, 2005
Incapable of honestly confronting its ugly subject matter.
January 24, 2005
The best scenes are the ones that show the chaos of what was happening....Unfortunately such scenes are too few.
January 19, 2005
The characters are cardboardish and even the uplifting moments of rescue seem antiseptic and set up.
January 15, 2005
the film fits easily into the Hollywood mold, in which trauma is dealt with best by a resourceful, individual hero
January 15, 2005
Reduces the unthinkable tragedy to a banal TV disaster movie replete with narrow escapes, tears, and embraces.
January 10, 2005
When I say that I would happily watch Cheadle and Okonedo in anything ... I don't mean more movies like Hotel Rwanda.
January 7, 2005
A film that uses the comfort of the predictable to make horror palatable to a wider audience.
January 7, 2005
The subject is crucially important, but the movie dilutes its impact with by-the-numbers filmmaking, and Cheadle's one-note performance displays few of his acting gifts.
January 6, 2005
[A] flat, cramped staging which, combined with d.p. Robert Fraisse's harsh overlighting, gives the film the feel of a cheap backlot production, even though it was shot on location.
January 6, 2005
If [Schindler's List] had never been made, Hotel Rwanda might seem better than it does, and probably better than it is.
January 5, 2005
Hotel Rwanda is a strange history lesson that leaves us more overlectured than properly overwhelmed.
December 21, 2004
It's a gut-twisting story handled, largely and predictably, with asbestos mitts.
December 20, 2004
A slightly better, slightly more expensive version of something you'd see as a television movie of the week.
December 3, 2004
Not recommended.
December 3, 2004
... the "devil in the detail" prevents George ... from delivering a more searing condemnation of those who, through [murder] or willful blindness, allowed the slaughter ...
November 13, 2004
Terry George's Hotel Rwanda takes a cue less from history than it does from Schindler's List.