Hotel Rwanda

Hotel Rwanda

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Average of 5995 ratings: 3.9 Stars

2004 M Contains violence and offensive language.

When the world closed its eyes, he opened his arms.

Nominated for 3 Academy Awards - Best Actor - Don Cheadle, Best Supporting Actress - Sophie Okonedo, Best Screenplay. Don Cheadle stars in the true-life story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

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117 minutes
Roadshow Entertainment
2004 Toronto Film Festival
People's Choice Award
Fatso Top 100
Rated #57 out of Fatso's Top 100

DVD details

Screen Format
Widescreen, 16x9
English for the Hearing Impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Descriptive Audio Dolby Digital 2.0, English Audio Commentary Dolby Digital 2.0

158 Member Reviews Write a review

4 by Tanya_Al

Very good movie. A bit gruesome, but it's more implied than actually shown. Horrible that this sort of thing happened.

4 by Ann Bayley

Hotel Rwanda was a stirring and disturbing film, with its mostly quiet depiction of the horrible situation of the poor, peaceful people of Rwanda and the few UN peacekeepers trying, without the use... Read more

3 by Davidicus

This is not a film you 'like'. If you watch it knowing that it is a very sanitised version of what really happened it is a moving tale of appaling events and extraordinary courage. It is also quite enthralling.

5 by Fred1

This movie tells an important story that everyone should know. I found it compelling yet not too graphic.

4 by Bems

This film is reality in the face, strikingly so because it is true! It will stir the viewer by portraying how humanity can become so ugly when compassion loses all recognition.

The atrocities... Read more

5 by Lisah79

An excellent movie, very moving and emotional. Don Cheadle and everyone else does their part so well that you could really feel their pain just by watching it. A very powerful and true story, which makes it very heart wrenching. A must watch!!

4 by Gordonius

This movie is a cracker. As others have written in their reviews it is well written, well directed, well acted and a powerful story that shames us all. Very watchable regardless of your mood as so many really good movies are.

4 by drumbo2

This is a story that illustrated very well how the people of this country

were effected during the unrest in their country. Recommend this video

to anyone interested in seeing true drama... Read more

3 by Susan43

Very intense movie. Interesting but hard to follow at times.

4 by Antonia1

Isn't it a shame that it takes a movie to educate people about inhumanities. Hotel Rwanda is a shockingly powerful movie which will make you want to hug your family.