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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    George has been criticized for simplifying a complex story into an African "Schindler's List." But despite flaws in execution, this is a film of rare courage and imperishable heart. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    An extraordinary and effective film. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Emerges as an African version of "Schindler's List." show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Hotel Rwanda isn't impersonal, even though it only hints at the story's full horror. It's stunning. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A gut-punch of a drama. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    In condensing Rusesabagina's story, George has undoubtedly overstated the specific dramatic moments; the movie has more cliff-hangers than the "Indiana Jones" series. show more

  • 90
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Cheadle impressively carries the entire picture, delivering the kind of note-perfect performance that's absolutely deserving of Oscar consideration. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Deep movie emotions for me usually come not when the characters are sad, but when they are good. You will see what I mean. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Enraging and enthralling. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Not a striking film visually. It's deliberately plain looking, focused on the appalling events with an almost documentary immediacy. show more

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