Hotel Rwanda was nominated for a Golden Globe for best picture and I gotta say I don't see why. It wasn't that good at all. The acting performances were terrible outside of the two leads (Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo). And I'm glad that they are each being recognized with Oscar nominations. But the movie was made really badly. The script was bad. The dialogue was dry. It was so melodramatic that any emotion was gone. So why are all the critics going crazy for it?
People like this movie because of its historical importance. In 1994 one million people did die in Rwanda. And not one major news agency in the west reported it. Americans were caught up with the OJ trial at the time. Maybe people feel bad that they were part of the reason why these people died and say the movie was good. The movie is important, but not good. C-
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