Battle in Seattle

May 7th, 2008







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Plot
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 6.8/10 (7,396 voted)

Critic's Score: 54/100

Director: Stuart Townsend

Stars: André Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Isaach De Bankolé

Storyline
Activists arrive in Seattle, Washington en masse to protest a meeting of the World Trade Organization. Riots and chaos ensue as demonstrators successfully stop the WTO meetings.

Cast:
André Benjamin - Django (as Andre Benjamin)
Jennifer Carpenter - Sam
Isaach De Bankolé - Abasi (as Isaach De Bankole)
Woody Harrelson - Dale
Martin Henderson - Jay
Joshua Jackson - Randall
Ray Liotta - Mayor Jim Tobin
Tzi Ma - Governor
Ivana Milicevic - Carla
Connie Nielsen - Jean
Michelle Rodriguez - Lou
Rade Serbedzija - Dr. Maric (as Rade Sherbedzija)
Channing Tatum - Johnson
Charlize Theron - Ella
Christopher Jacot - Michael

Taglines: Six lives, six battles, one city.



Details

Official Website: Metropolitan Films [France] |

Release Date: 7 May 2008

Filming Locations: Seattle, Washington, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $46,903 (USA) (21 September 2008) (8 Screens)

Gross: $223,537 (USA) (7 December 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA:

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During the first phone conversation with Governor Gary Locke, Mayor Jim Tobin ends the conversation with, "Thank you John." not "Thank you Gary."

Quotes:
Django: Teamsters and turtles together! Come on, Teamsters and turtles together!



User Review

If this style is the new wave, give me more

Rating: 8/10

This docu-drama about the WTO riots in Seattle in 1999 is made in the same style as "Bloody Sunday", "United 93", and "Battle for Haditha": it just shows events in real time without comment. We follow everyone here from the ground up; the protest groups, the cops on the street, their commanders, city officials, a news reporter, and innocent bystanders. Maybe the scenes with the news reporter are the least fleshed out, but that's a fairly minor complaint for a movie that is very involving and entertaining and thought-provoking. Woody Harrelson and Charlize Theron are very good, as usual, and Michelle Rodriguez is perfectly cast. One of the big surprises here is Andre Benjamin, from Outkast fame, who delivers a fine supporting performance; he's irreverent but very smart. Ray Liotta is very effective as the mayor, and the film does a great job of seeing the complexities in elected officials as he struggles to please all sides; he is looking for the protesters to behave while also wanting the WTO to address important issues.

The audience I saw this with at the Toronto Festival gave it an ovation that lasted all through the credits. In terms of pure audience satisfaction, this movie was up there with "Juno" and "Body of War" and "Eastern Promises" as the fan favorites.









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