Hotel Rwanda

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Excellent but disturbing film is too intense for kids.

PG-13 2004 115 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 13 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 19 reviews

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age 13+

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age 13+

Inspirational - it deals with a difficult reality with style and class.

This film addresses a difficult issue - ethnic cleansing/genocide - but does it in a way that shows the power of standing up for principle, and the dignity of human beings. The heroism in this film is quiet and conscienscious, the type I hope my kids (students and those I coach) will aspire to - standing up and doing the right thing, with dignity and honor, in the face of bullying.

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Great messages
Great role models

Movie Details

  • In theaters: December 22, 2004
  • On DVD or streaming: April 12, 2005
  • Cast: Don Cheadle, Nick Nolte, Sophie Okonedo
  • Director: Terry George
  • Studio: MGM/UA
  • Genre: Drama
  • Run time: 115 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: violence, disturbing images and brief strong language
  • Last updated: April 1, 2022

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