Battle Royale 3D - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Battle Royale 3D Reviews

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Sara Stewart
New York Post
May 25, 2012
Stylistically it's a beauty, with khaki-uniformed waifs fighting for their lives to a crashing classical score.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 24, 2012
Awful deaths (and hysterical reactions to them) punctuate declarations of love and friendship, revelations of treachery and heavily armed expressions of angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 22, 2012
Forgive the film its small flaws of histrionic performances and cheap execution for the giddy rush of its banal, Verhoevenesque atmosphere...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
May 22, 2012
It may suit a certain worldview, but Battle Royale's cynicism is still a form fantasy-a balm as well as a bomb.
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Maggie Lee
Hollywood Reporter
May 22, 2012
3D conversion of a classic teen massacre thriller raises the gore level.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
May 20, 2008
Departing from two decades' worth of domestic and personal dramas and returning to his roots as Japan's maestro of mayhem, Kinji Fukasaku has delivered a brutal punch to the collective solar plexus with one of his most outrageous and timely films.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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.