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Battle Royale 3D Reviews

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Maybe Battle Royale's ultimate punchline is its inexplicable ability to fool some people into taking it seriously.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 20, 2012
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's fascinating, tense and grisly... but a bit of a muddle really.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2/5

December 10, 2001
Rich Cline
Film Threat

The basic storyline just isn't very good, and any attempt to say anything meaningful or moving is ham-fisted and obvious, which quite simply isn't good enough for a film as in-your-face as this.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2003
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

What it does have is plenty of splatter, noise and energy.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

November 7, 2006
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

'Battle Royale' is another deeply flawed addition to the deeply offensive phenomenon of 'reality TV'.

Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland) | Original Score: 2/5

February 13, 2003

Time Out
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A minor sensation in Japan where questions were asked in parliament, this noisy and bombastic adaptation of a recent pulp novel doesn't shape up as satire or death-sport fantasy.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Shaun Munro
What Culture

It gets no points for subtlety, but this confronting, devastating, hilarious and extremely fun film is a masterpiece all in its own right.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 5/5

March 6, 2011
Alexandra Cavallo
Boston Phoenix

Battle Royale is The Hunger Games not diluted for young audiences.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3/4

February 22, 2012
Eric Hynes
Village Voice
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It may suit a certain worldview, but Battle Royale's cynicism is still a form fantasy-a balm as well as a bomb.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 22, 2012
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Races along with the swift, brutal precision of a samurai sword cutting through cotton.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: B+

May 3, 2005
Rob Vaux
Mania.com

A gloriously entertaining ride, provided you have a taste for dark material and don't mind the occasional poke in the ribs.

Full Review Source: Mania.com | Original Score: A

May 25, 2012
Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
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3D conversion of a classic teen massacre thriller raises the gore level.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 22, 2012
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A modern classic about the folly of violence.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

July 23, 2007
Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Battle Royale's dystopia reflects a hyper-tech Japan still deeply concerned with social cohesion and the value-gaps between the generations. It's the disturbingly dark social frame, not its bloody canvas, that makes this a battle worth watching.

Full Review Source: Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

May 10, 2012
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

Fukasaku, who is now 70, is the most durable master of all that's hard-boiled in Japanese filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald

May 9, 2003
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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Stylistically it's a beauty, with khaki-uniformed waifs fighting for their lives to a crashing classical score.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3/4

May 25, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Gloriously sick and twisted. A masterpiece.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

November 24, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Disturbing, gory, shocking, and very original.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

Pitched with the insatiable verve of a TV game show and the vacant regret of a Grand Theft Auto videogame.

Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Original Score: B+

July 19, 2011
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

Once it dropped a lot of its satirical baggage, I was able to stop considering it an important film, and start watching it as an entertaining one.

Full Review Source: MovieMartyr.com | Original Score: 3/4

March 5, 2002
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