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2,416 Ratings

Hotel Rwanda

Directed by Terry George
United Kingdom, Italy, 2004
Drama, History


Based on the Rwandan genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. The film profiles Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager that housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees despite the danger to himself and his family.

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Hotel Rwanda Directed by Terry George

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2005 | 3 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Toronto International Film Festival

2004 | Winner: People's Choice Award

National Board of Review

2004 | Winner: Top Ten Films

What are people saying?

  • film_lies101's rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    It's a well made film but ultimately Hollywood whitewash and phony uplift. What really happened in Rwanda was far darker, complex, horrific, and tragic than what this film even slightly hints at. Cheadle was awesome tho

  • Zachary W's rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    "Hotel Rwanda" is a cookie cutter retelling of an unspeakable tragedy that teeters on the brink of being downright irresponsible. The only thing that redeems it at all are the performances of Don Cheadle and Sophie Okonedo. I'm sorry, but genocide is not "PG-13" subject matter. I think I feel the same way about this movie as a lot of people feel about "Schindler's List."

  • ceknklsn's rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    74/100 (Duygusal ve anlamı olan bir film. Bazı yerlerde güçlü Emperyal devletlere bakış açısındaki sertlik de hoştu. Ancak çok kez yazıldığı gibi başrolün kahramanlaştırılışının sahte olduğu düşüncesine ben de katılıyorum, böylesi karmaşık olayların olmadığına da eminim, işleniş de klişe Hollywood filmi hatta Schindler's List filminin aynısı ama etkilendik mi yani evet.)

  • alcools's rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    Read about the Rwandan Genocide and decided to watch this film. Just when you think ''humanity'' is nothing but a load of old tosh, you find about people like Paul.

  • Emu.'s rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    A movie that's relevant and eye-opening to the horrors parts of Africa still face to this day and are turned a blind eye to. Tear-jerking performance by Don Cheadle; probably the best of his career. Accompanied by a great soundtrack and cinematography.

  • yovargas's rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    Cheap, shallow, bland, inept, superficial, generic, uninspired, feeble, and not good, but it's about the very real and very terrible Rwandan genocide so it can't help but stumble upon a tiny bit of genuine drama and pathos here and there, even as poorly made as it is. That saves it from 1-star territory. Barely. It gets a D+.

  • Bob's rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    A subject matter about darkness from the dusk of 20th century is presented as a emotional and honest experience through Don Cheadle's hypnotic performance. So, it's a shame when the topics such as genocide must end on a note that tears apart the strength that is kept behind such a word in order to make a viewer feel hopeful, even when the entire lesson of this history's chapter is based on foundation of disillusions.

  • Dalibor's rating of the film Hotel Rwanda

    Swimming in shallow waters to make a hard topic digestible (how ever uninspired this move is) indeed does work in a rhythm of non-stop drama, and a main protagonist too busy to unveil himself properly. However, there was no need for it to have any political pretensions what-so-ever, especially this trivial, going as deep as a high-school textbook and forcing some utterly useless roles.

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