Hors Satan (Outside Satan) Reviews

January 18, 2013
It's difficult to feel transported by the impossible when the film's world is already so clearly governed by the arbitrary.
January 18, 2013
Inarticulate characters, long blank stares, forced camera angles and allegorical nonsense make up this pretentious study in quasi-religious ennui.
January 17, 2013
Despite its pictorial intensity and the extremity of some of its scenes, the film proceeds in a mood of detachment, turning the suffering physical beings under its scrutiny into abstractions.
January 17, 2013
As its title suggests, Satan grapples with the existence and nature of evil in the world, but it's hard to take such weighty matters seriously when they're explored with all the subtlety and grace of an anti-abortion pamphlet.
January 15, 2013
The promise Dumont once showed has ossified into unholy shtick.
January 14, 2013
The problem with "Outside Satan" is that the filmmaker has remained faithful to expectations without enlivening them.
January 4, 2013
It is hard to be certain who the characters are, where they come from and how they know each other.
December 28, 2012
The films of Bruno Dumont are an acquired taste that many of us have yet to acquire.
May 17, 2011
Dumont extends the constricting trajectory of Hors Satan for an uncomfortable amount of time, drifting through this physically and emotionally barren space in long tracking shots.