Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990’s when more than a million Tutsis’ were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.
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Ann Hornaday The great strength of Hotel Rwanda is that it's not about superhuman heroism but simply about human decency.
Desson Thomson [The movie] sweeps over you with blunt, unequivocal conviction.
Scott Foundas [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.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com) The film defines how, using cunning and courage, a person can change the course of history -- and stand up to the inhumanity in our midst.
Andrew Sarris The most truly inspiring movie of the year.
Michael Atkinson It's a gut-twisting story handled, largely and predictably, with asbestos mitts.
Richard Roeper Perhaps the best movie of the year, worthy of multiple Academy Award nominations.
Ernest Hardy Hooks viewers by having us ride shotgun to Paul's awakening consciousness.
David Denby I can hardly think of another movie in which sheer intelligence and decency have been made to seem so attractive or effective.
Michael Rechtshaffen Both tough and tender, the movingly rendered production often strikes a devastating chord without resorting to any of the manipulative string-pulling known to accompany movies about 'men who made a difference.'