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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Intense and constant peril, machetes and guns, dead bodies, non-graphic violence, characters beaten and killed.
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Some mild language.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Drinking, smoking cigars.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie includes a realistic, though mostly non-graphic, depiction of genocide and compellingly portrays the sense of horror and insanity. Characters drink, smoke, and use some mild language. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Cheadle is infinitely moving as Rusesabagina and Sophie Okonedo is quietly magnificent as his wife. The sensitivity of their performances is matched by the script and direction, which make their points, both personal and political, with grace, not bitterness.
Like Schindler's List, this film takes us deeply into the horror of one of the 20th century's greatest tragedies by allowing us to focus on the illumination cast by one small story of grace, courage, and humanity.
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