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Battle in Seattle

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6.71 h 39 min2007R
In November of 1999, Seattle broke into a full-scale state of emergency as thousands of peaceful protesters gathered in resistance to the World Trade Organization. The city's mayor, a SWAT cop on the streets and his pregnant wife, and four demonstrators are caught in the crossfire as their lives intersect in the ensuing riots. Stuart Townsend, in his debut writing and directing role, seamlessly merges actual footage of the devastating chaos with brilliant performances.
Directors
Stuart Townsend
Starring
Martin HendersonMichelle RodriguezWoody Harrelson
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Action
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Charlize TheronJennifer CarpenterAndré BenjaminRay LiottaConnie NielsenChanning TatumIsaach De BankoléRade SerbedzijaIvana MilicevicTzi MaJoshua JacksonChristopher JacotGary ChalkGary HudsonBarbara TysonAlistair AbellTyler HazelwoodTobias MehlerMax TeichanRichard Ian CoxArminder RandhawaRichard HenderyRyan McDonaldLouis ChirilloDeborah DeMilleLindsay BourneMark GibsonTony AlcantarMark BrandonRex DavisonGlenn EnnisKen KirzingerDean MoenMatthew MacCaullDebra DonohueDouglas ArthursKelly-Ruth MercierDaniel BaconMarsha RegisBrett DierAlberta MayneGina HoldenAdrian HoughBrad LoreeAlex TerzieffMichael AgostiniChris RobsonLinda MuirAdrian HolmesYaroslav PoverloDee Jay JacksonHaskell WexlerGeorge GordonPaul AnthonyNels LennarsonNick BoganwrightBill ClintonRik DeskinMichael Taylor DonovanAustin FarwellKelly KingJoel RossPeter ShinkodaKyle J.M. ThompsonAlberto Valenzuela
Producers
Mary L. AloeAshok AmritrajChristian Arnold-BeutelNathalie Brigitte BustosMichael A. DiMannoScott FischerSamuel H. FrankelRobert GallettiBrandon HoustonBrent A. JohnsonRobert LeeLindsay MacAdamTim McGrathVanessa PereiraR. Scott ReidJulien RemillardMaxime RémillardKirk ShawGeoffrey TaylorStuart TownsendGavin WildingThomas Lee Wright
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Screen Media
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.2 out of 5 stars

146 global ratings

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Ken DetroReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2019
2.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting
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Neither good nor bad. consists of an expensive cast uttering lines that appear to have been written by committee. The movie appears to have an agenda, that of creating a false dichotomy. If a nonviolent protest features interlocked humans then the only solution is to poison them and use terrible violence. It would be insidious were it not so obvious. As it stands its not a very good movie. Kinda boring interrupts the suspension of disbelief several times a scene with dumb dialogue and an annoying aim of normalizing the ridiculous.
10 people found this helpful
JimReviewed in the United States on December 11, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Rattled in Seattle
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I am a proud member of the Silent Majority and have no interest in watching a bunch of people blowing their corks over political issues. I only watched this because Charlize Theron was in it but she had a small role and it was just as boring as the rest of this movie. After wasting about an hour of my life which i will never get back, I hit the close button and went somewhere else and watched Atomic Blonde.

I hope someone finds this review helpful.
7 people found this helpful
C.R.Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
I love anything with Channing Tatum
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I love anything with Channing Tatum, I picked the moving because of him, however once you get into it it does become eye opening and sad. Reality is life is sad, events are sad, and we fight for what we believe in and stand for, as someone who does not live to far from Seattle it was somewhat educational as well. If I had not watched it so late at night it might have inspired me to research the issue at hand. Still good to watch though.
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Annie Van AukenReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2011
5.0 out of 5 stars
"The people I'm really trying to fight are the ones who destroy so much, and they hurt so many lives... Literally, millions"
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In Stuart Townsend's fascinating true story of BATTLE IN SEATTLE, acts of vandalism and a violent, wide-reaching police response to them destroy an intended "peaceful" demonstration against the World Trade Organization's summit talks. However, the protestors' planned shutting down of certain streets to choke the conference into failure is just another form of anarchy. Cops continue to bash heads and amidst total chaos, hundreds are arrested.

The upshot of this four days of craziness is all subsequent WTO meetings have better security and demonstrators can't get near the events or disrupt traffic.

Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 imdb viewer poll rating.

(6.9) Battle in Seattle (Canada/USA/Germany-2007) - Ray Liotta/Woody Harrelson/Charlize Theron/André Benjamin/Jennifer Carpenter/Martin Henderson/Joshua Jackson
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LLReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
A good picture about protest, in a time of protest!
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I enjoyed it alot. Stuart Townsend did an excellent job for a first time director. Great assumable cast, great story in leui of true events with the World Trade Organization.

I look forward to seeing what Townsend directs next, should he choose to direct again.
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CoyoteReviewed in the United States on September 23, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Happy with purchase.
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Arrived on time and in great condition
DVD played very well. Thanks.
Sheila Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Eye Opening
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the Scary thing is , all i could see was tRump , not the world i want my Grandchild to inherit ! Great Work Stuart !
JKReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
This movie is good representation of life
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This movie is good representation of life. It teaches freedom as a sensation within. Those who remembered it and kept it are lucky. It's hard to have a clear perception of who we are, when each group sees itself in a different light and scope of things happening around them and within them.
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