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Shake Hands with the Devil


Rated R for some disturbing violent images and brief strong language.

R In Theaters 10/29/2010 , 113min.
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
Though the film, based on Dallaire's memoir, can veer toward deification of the general, it's hugely effective. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Spottiswoode relays this tragic story with respect and sadness. But Michael Donovan's script is stuffed with clichés, and Dupuis is unable to convey the depth of Dallaire's emotions. Full Review
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
For everything admirable, like the way female Prime Minister Agathe Uwilingiyimana (the wonderful Gakire) resigns herself to a violent death, there's a heavy-handed metaphor-a cute gaggle of orphaned goats-ready to smack away the intelligence. Full Review
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
A quietly powerful, incisive portrait of Canadian Lt. Gen. Roméo Dallarme (Roy Dupuis), who was sent to Rwanda in 1993 on a peacekeeping mission as the ruling Hutu attacked the rebel Tutsi, yet he was hobbled by the U.N. leadership and faced with the indifference of the world's superpowers. Full Review
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Compelling documentary. Full Review

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