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Based on 17 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Getting an inside view on events is fascinating enough to carry the movie. show more

  • 20
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Well-intentioned but as earnest as a college freshman discovering campus politics. show more

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    While it makes no bones about where its sympathies lie, these fictional stories show a genuine fascination with the role politics plays on both sides of such confrontations and how things can spin out of control with no single person to blame. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The result is not quite a documentary and not quite a drama, but interesting all the same. It uses the approach of Haskell Wexler's "Medium Cool" (1969), but without the same urgency. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    What the film lacks in artistry it makes up for in commitment. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    In his directing debut Battle in Seattle, actor Stuart Towns end does an impressive job (on a shoestring budget) of re-creating the massive street protests that forced the cancellation of the World Trade Organization summit in 1999. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The chief culprits are Townsend's TV-movie characterizations and a very muddled message. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Near the end of the movie, Django jokes that, after the protests, people may still not know what the WTO is, but "they know it's bad." That's a fair summation of how much insight Battle in Seattle provides for its viewers. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    His (Townsend) staging has a tumult, a multi-POV immediacy that brings to mind Paul Greengrass' "Bloody Sunday." show more

  • 67
    Sean Axmaker Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Is it too much to ask that the fictional scenes have at least some of the complexity and unpredictability of the real-life theater? show more

  • October 10, 2008 Madsters06
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    who ever said this movie was crap, your crap this is the best movie EVER!!!!! the producer scott reid is amazing check out more of redwoodpalms movies!

  • September 28, 2008 Preread007
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