A vital piece of cinema that bridges the gap between desensitised Westerners and the true plight facing many in Rwanda. While it may not convey the actual severity of the genocide, this is deeply important cinema, and Cheadle does not disappoint in his role as Rusesabagina. Tragic and harrowing.
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
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.
"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."