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Black Out Reviews

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
February 21, 2014
Some of the gags are funny, some are stale, and some are stale but still funny.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
February 20, 2014
A tasting menu of hard-man predicaments that never offer more than a pale introduction to the innocent mark flailing at their center.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
February 20, 2014
In terms of character and plot, not one element of the intended wild ride escapes self-consciousness or becomes the least bit involving.
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve
February 20, 2014
Black Out strains to shock and offend, but at this point, 20 years after Pulp Fiction, its conception of transgression is so familiar and toothless that it borders on quaint.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered
February 20, 2014
Black Out is just energetic and smartly written enough to make up for its obvious lack of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Michael Nordine
Village Voice
February 18, 2014
A self-aware, borderline self-reflexive action-comedy from the Netherlands, Arne Toonen's Black Out is derivative in a way that undermines its wry sense of self.
Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
February 17, 2014
The film's references to other stylistic touchstones, while thematically apt, rarely carry any sort of critical inquiry, as if Toonen was more interested in homage for the sake of homage than as a means of contextualizing his worldview.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian
January 14, 2014
Packed with colorful characters and gnarly plot twists, Arne Toonen's movie is a stylish, bloody romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
September 24, 2012
An Energetic, Twisted, Colorful and Wickedly Violent Ride.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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