• Battle in Seattle (2007)

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Release Date: September 19th, 2008

DVD Release Date: March 10th, 2009

R|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
In 1999, members of the World Trade Organization arrive in Seattle for negotiations that are closed to the public. Concerned about globalization, activists Jay (Martin Henderson), Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) and Django (André Benjamin) prepare for peaceful protests. Trying to prevent potential violence, Mayor Tobin (Ray Liotta) attempts to coordinate the police to avoid chaos. When a small group of unruly activists begins wreaking havoc, the planned marches quickly turn to riots.

Cast: André Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Ray Liotta, Connie Nielsen, Michelle Rodriguez, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron

Director: Stuart Townsend

Genres: Docudrama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

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

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