Beyond the Gates ( Shooting Dogs ) Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 2753

Average Rating: 3/4

# of Ratings: 13

Theatrical Release Date: 11/05/2005

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Historical

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Michael Caton-Jones

Actors: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Louis Mahoney, Nicola Walker, Steve Toussaint

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gideon43 - wrote on 05/27/2010

A film that touches on political indifference and the total inadequacy of the UN focuses more on the human turmoil suffered in such an atrocity. Difficult to watch at times but utterly compelling, this is a movie, which holds no punches eliciting pure anger and outrage. Intense and gripping with a performance from John Hurt straight out of the top drawer, Shooting Dogs is an important and worthwhile film that is uncompromising, honest and deeply moving.

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Franz Patrick - wrote on 12/24/2007

The second half of the film is excellent. The pivotal scene for me when this movie changed from merely okay to borderline great was when Joe admitted that the reason why he went to Africa was his sign of appreciation because, as a child, he had everything he needed and wanted. Working with that is one the reporter's confession that, to her, when she sees dead while females, she thinks one of them could have been her mother. But when she sees dead black females, she thinks they're "just dead Africans." That got to me so much because it was raw and honest. Upon watching moments like that, I had to give out a huge sigh because it's too much to absorb. Yes, this deals with issues that has been tackled by the great film "Hotel Rwanda." But I do have to say that this film's approach to the …

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