SIFF Think $50 Is Too Much for a Ticket to Battle in Seattle?
posted by May 22 at 11:30 AMon
Eh, you’re probably right. Here’s The Stranger’s unsparing review:
Written and directed rather ambitiously by actor Stuart Townsend and jammed with an all-star cast, Battle in Seattle tells a true story but gives us no reason to care about the people, their lives, or their political causes. The protests that occurred at the World Trade Organization meeting in 1999 may well have been historically significant—but you wouldn’t know it from this self-serious dud, which insists on TELLING us how important the issues are rather than SHOWING us. The laughably generic dialogue doesn’t help, either. (Director Stuart Townsend and actors Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson, Mary Aloe, Michelle Rodriguez, and Andre Benjamin scheduled to attend.) ERIC D. SNIDER
But that doesn’t mean you don’t secretly want to see it. And you’re in luck, because if you’re the first to email email@example.com with the words “THE BATTLE’S IN DENVER, DOOFUS!” in the subject line, I’ll give you two free tickets. You have to be able to pick them up at the Stranger office on Capitol Hill before 5:30 today.
UPDATE: We have a winner! Congratulations to Steffany Powell and her quick trigger finger.