Battle in Seattle [Blu-ray] [2007]

  • SKU: 17585294
  • Release Date: 03/10/2009
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
50% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 4)

Special Features


  • Commentary with Stuart Townsend
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis


Battle in Seattle
Actor-turned-filmmaker Stuart Townsend makes his screenwriting and directorial debut with this ensemble film set during the 1999 World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle and presenting the riots that swept through the streets during the five-day conference from the perspectives of police, protestors, and city officials. A typically laid-back Northwestern city, Seattle would erupt into violence when, for five days in 1999, tens of thousands of protestors flooded the streets to voice their disapproval of the high-profile World Trade Organization conference. Among that sea of protestors are Django (André Benjamin), Sam (Jennifer Carpenter), Jay (Martin Henderson), and Lou (Michelle Rodriguez) -- each convinced that the stakes go beyond politics and equally determined to make a difference by ensuring that their voice of dissent is heard by the masses. At first the demonstration is peaceful, but in an instant the streets explode and the WTO is paralyzed. As a full-scale riot commences and a state of emergency is declared, the residents of Seattle are caught in the crossfire between protestors and police. With beleaguered mayor Jim Tobin (Ray Liotta) scrambling to diffuse tensions and riot cop Dale Anderson (Woody Harrelson) racing to protect his pregnant wife, Ella (Charlize Theron), everyone involved is forced to make difficult decisions that are sure to change their lives forever. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Charlize Theron
    Charlize Theron - Ella Anderson
  • Martin Henderson
    Martin Henderson - Jay Elgin
  • Woody Harrelson
    Woody Harrelson - Dale Anderson
  • Ray Liotta
    Ray Liotta - Mayor Jim Tobin
  • Jennifer Carpenter
    Jennifer Carpenter - Sam



Overall customer rating

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

50%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One of the most horrid movies ever

    Posted
    RKO007

    This movie is so bad don't bother wasting 90 minutes of your life on it. Aside from seeing Michelle Rodriguez in a familiar place in a jail cell, there is nothing special about this movie, and it makes the police look like they had another choice. Maybe if it had not done so horrid in the movie theatres if it was even in the theatres and they made an actual neutral documentary on the topic, it wouldn't have been half as horrid

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    worst movie based on true events ever

    Posted
    RKO007

    The acting in this movie is so horrid. The only thing that was believable about this movie was Michelle Rodriguez in jail since she is a jailbird. The fact that NONE of the characters are based on real people. If those protesters were "so" proud about what they did, they should allow their names in and they should not cover their faces when they are "peacefully protesting"

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The drama was outstanding!

    Posted
    great
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    Every scene was action packed and added a lot of interest to the movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you were there you understand

    Posted
    jayboh

    Awesome movie; captured the trials and chaos that was the riots.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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