Battle in Seattle R

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 38 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: March 10, 2009
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Screen Media
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
    • Subtitles - English, (SDH), Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Stuart Townsend
    • Behind the Scenes: The Making of Battle in Seattle
    • The Real World Trade Leaders
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

Rotten56%

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 9,690
The movie's dramatic devices are schematic, but in the end there's something strangely moving about Battle in Seattle. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Dec 26, 2017
[Townsend] re-creates it all with stunning passion and skill. His staging has a tumult, a multi-POV immediacy that brings to mind Paul Greengrass' BLOODY SUNDAY. -- Grade: A-
Entertainment Weekly
Oct 3, 2008
What I think the movie failed to do was the thing it had to do most, which was explain what is the WTO and why in Stuart Townshend's opinion, is it bad.
At the Movies
Nov 6, 2008
Rating: 1.5/4 -- Battle in Seattle is a childish, ineffectively manipulative piece of self-serious agitprop about the four-day World Trade Organization meetings in 1999. Full Review
Washington Times
Aug 30, 2009
Approaching its subject with a neat idealism and packaging its political fervor in the most facile of forms, the film boasts a cast loaded with Hollywoods both new and old and wraps its message up with eye-rolling naivete. Full Review
indieWire
Aug 8, 2009
... a conventional drama about the unconventional protest landmark: the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle, Washington, a real event explored through the familiar fictional stories of various protesters, delegates and bystanders. Full Review
Seanax.com
Nov 18, 2016
Rating: 2/5 -- Actor-turned writer-director Stuart Townsend makes great use of the documentary footage of the '99 Seattle WTO riots. And he gets across his talking points about this shadowy outfit, too. It's a shame his script and all his actor friends get in the way. Full Review
Orlando Sentinel
Oct 16, 2008

Product Description:

Actor Stuart Townsend (HEAD IN THE CLOUDS) makes an accomplished writing and directing debut with BATTLE IN SEATTLE, a fictionalized account of the 1999 World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings and protests in Seattle. After a lightning-quick lesson in WTO history and growing globalization concerns, we meet a cross-section of concerned individuals who will be affected by the events to come. These include hopeful activists (Martin Henderson and Michelle Rodriguez), a popular TV reporter (Connie Nielsen), a local police officer and his pregnant wife (Woody Harrelson and Charlize Theron), and a doctor anxious to raise AIDS awareness (Rade Serbedzija) at the meetings. We also meet Mayor Tobin of Seattle (Ray Liotta), who initially works with protestors to ensure peaceful demonstrations and a successful WTO conference. But when the demonstrators shut down the conference, and anarchists begin vandalizing the city, the mayor and police are pressured to make their own show of force. In the ensuing chaos and violence the different characters are forced to confront their convictions and motivations. Some will take sides with the protestors, some will be irrevocably changed, and some will find the strength to ensure that all voices are heard by the WTO. Mixing actual footage and multiple fictional storylines, Townsend's ambitious effort pays off in evenly addressing matters of both global importance and personal resonance. Filled with excellent performances and a message of cautious optimism, BATTLE IN SEATTLE is also quick to remind us that we need such upheavals to bring us together and get our world on a positive path.

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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 6,092
  • UPC: 025192019814
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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