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Bandit Queen Reviews

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October 21, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Seema Biswas is convincing in the role: small, fierce, dark-eyed and indomitable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
An excellent examination of caste discrimination, human suffering, and the role of women in India's changing culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 1, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
March 18, 2010
This is an eye-filling and often stirring movie.
April 25, 2008
In comparison with most of the Indian cinema that breaks through to the Western mainstream, Bandit Queen stands out for its political attitude and willingness to take on Hollywood sensibilities in its storytelling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 26, 2006
The numerous, unflinchingly filmed scenes of public and gang rape make this a visceral, if gruelling, experience, especially when juxtaposed with sprawling, beautifully photographed vistas of the Indian deserts and mountain ranges.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
January 1, 2000
It is one well worth the time of fans of serious drama.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
June 12, 2008
Lavishly directed as an historical biopic by Shekhar Kapur.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
To watch the film -- directed with eye-opening vigor by Shekhar Kapur -- is to vicariously experience the social horrors of India's patriarchal system.
January 1, 2000
An exciting movie that brings Devi's story to life with passion but without passing judgment.
December 30, 2004
Seema Biswas' lock on our fascination and sympathies is unreleasable, making for a most powerful film from India.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 25, 2008
Russell Brand is, for once, well cast in the role of vague, vain singer Aldous, who's also the object of obsession for a waiter and aspiring musician in the Hawaiian resort.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
At the center of the movie are two fine actresses who make Phoolan's unsettled character seem inevitable.
February 27, 2002
Although the "Bandit Queen" is a film loaded with violence and hatred, it is also an affirmation of the durability of the human spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This film's a relentless right hook.
January 1, 2000
A towering achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
This powerful but grueling Indian film is not only a tribute to her spirit, but also a searing indictment of a culture corrupted by the caste system and degraded by chauvinism.
January 1, 2000
It is representative of a thousand other real-life stories -- albeit not as spectacular as the Devi saga -- which have emerged in the news from India in the past decade.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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