Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
Watch On
  1. A strange history lesson that leaves us more overlectured than properly overwhelmed.
  2. The subject is crucially important, but the movie dilutes its impact with by-the-numbers filmmaking, and Cheadle's one-note performance displays few of his acting gifts.
  3. Reviewed by: Phil Hall
    40
    The film presents the Rwandans in the worst possible way: venal, corrupt, vicious, stupid, barbaric and completely incapable of governing themselves. Honestly, I've seen more intelligent and sympathetic depictions of Africans in Tarzan movies.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 257 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 145
  1. Apr 17, 2015
    7
    I really like this movie, and the fact that was based on a true story makes it amazing. But....! I thing that need a little bit more action.I really like this movie, and the fact that was based on a true story makes it amazing. But....! I thing that need a little bit more action. Yes.... even more! Full Review »
  2. Mar 26, 2015
    8
    Hotel Rwanda is great. It tells it's story so well, that you cannot help but be compelled to watch more; you are spellbound, despite theHotel Rwanda is great. It tells it's story so well, that you cannot help but be compelled to watch more; you are spellbound, despite the horrific images and the sadness that comes with each scene. The movie is incredibly good and touching. Full Review »
  3. Jan 25, 2015
    8
    Pathos and hope comprise the main building blocks of Terry George's "Hotel Rwanda," a film that attains greatness - not just for itsPathos and hope comprise the main building blocks of Terry George's "Hotel Rwanda," a film that attains greatness - not just for its effortless storytelling ability, but also because of the significance that that story happens to possess. Full Review »