Beyond the Gates
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Another devastating look at Rwandan genocide.
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Rotten: I think Beyond the Gates is an important film, and it's too bad that it's not a very good one.
- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Wednesday, March 7, 2007
This is one incredible and sad movie. Powerful. The question is what would you have done in the same situation and really could you have done anything. Would give it 5 stars but I just could not sit and watch what they did to these people again.
- DouglasWCollins, Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thematically similar to Hotel Rwanda this movie about the genocide of 1994 presents an equally hopeless situation as the angry mob gathers outside a school, (only temporarily) protected by UN soldiers, who refuse to do anything more than their mandate tells them. As the situation gets more and more dire, like a noose closing around someone's neck, John Hurt and Hugh Dancy have their moments to shine, just like the whole cast is really convincing. While some Christian analogies are maybe a little over the top, the movie is still extremely thrilling, frustrating and sad. Showing pictures of the crew members who lost someone in the genocide before the end credits basically makes it impossible not to be touched by this really powerful and important film, that would have deserved as much attention as Hotel Rwanda.
- ironclad1609, Wednesday, May 14, 2008