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Very good movie. A bit gruesome, but it's more implied than actually shown. Horrible that this sort of thing happened.
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 of weapons themselves, to save the lives of those unfortunate in their historically artificially created division into two different peoples, one being slaughtered by recruits into militias from the other. I was well aware of this civil war while it was happening, but not of the pitiful scarcity of aid from Western countries, especially the one who during colonial times apparently created the split, Belgium.
The hero was a native, well-educated hotel manager who used all his wiles, sacrificing some morals he undoubtedly had long held, to try to save his family and as many other, less able friends and relatives as he could. A person who has had an easy life, as I have, would not guess that the hardest part of being involved in a conflict like this could be the personal moral dilemmas it creates. A thought-provoking, well-crafted and acted movie!
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.
This movie tells an important story that everyone should know. I found it compelling yet not too graphic.
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 of war came to stay in Rwanda, but you don't have to be Nazi-like to want to wipe out another culture or a race, especially by the perpetrators and oppressors who are a culture that are remarkably similar!
Can you truly hate others because of history that has nothing to do with the people of the present? And to target and wipe out women and children? Cultural genocide it was called. Humanity gone mad ruled by lunatics is another description.
Watch it, if only to imagine what it would be like if this was you and your family....
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!!
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.
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. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Can now well imagine distress and unhappiness of these poor people. Keep up the good work Fatso!
Very intense movie. Interesting but hard to follow at times.
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.