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Bandit Queen Reviews

March 18, 2010
This is an eye-filling and often stirring movie.
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
February 13, 2001
An astonishing, overpowering piece of rabble-rousing, consciousness-raising, epic-scale filmmaking.
January 1, 2000
An exciting movie that brings Devi's story to life with passion but without passing judgment.
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
At the center of the movie are two fine actresses who make Phoolan's unsettled character seem inevitable.
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
This film's a relentless right hook.
January 1, 2000
Devi is played by Seema Biswas as a fireball of unrelenting, white-hot fury -- a slap in the face to her country and its barbaric, outdated treatment of women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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 excellent examination of caste discrimination, human suffering, and the role of women in India's changing culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4