Hors Satan (Outside Satan) Reviews

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January 15, 2013
Ultimately less an arty provocation than a secular invocation, Outside Satan seems almost helplessly exploratory, an honest account of groping for grace.
January 15, 2013
The promise Dumont once showed has ossified into unholy shtick.
January 15, 2013
Provocative French filmmaker Dumont pushes boundaries even further with an astonishing approach to the Christian narrative (the title translates as Outside Satan), mixing the sacred and profane to shake up audiences and get us thinking.
January 14, 2013
The problem with "Outside Satan" is that the filmmaker has remained faithful to expectations without enlivening them.
January 14, 2013
Bruno Dumont's employment of his bucolic French backdrop here attends to Hors Satan's muddying spiritual ambiguity.
January 14, 2013
January 5, 2013
[Dumont's] sixth film and perhaps his most compelling ...
January 4, 2013
The film develops a powerful hold on the watcher as it progresses. But beware, it takes you on the weirdest of metaphysical journeys.
January 4, 2013
It is hard to be certain who the characters are, where they come from and how they know each other.
January 3, 2013
To paraphrase Shakespeare, madness in gifted ones, or eccentricity at once errant and forthright, must not unwatched go.
January 3, 2013
Bruno Dumont's film-making is just so fluent, unnerving, gripping; he is entirely unique.
January 3, 2013
Dumont's picture, as frustrating as it is profound, elicits the unease which passeth all understanding.
January 3, 2013
Intriguingly directed and strikingly shot, this is a typically provocative drama from Bruno Dumont with superb performances from David Dewaele and Alexandra Lematre.
January 2, 2013
Bleak and compelling.
December 28, 2012
The films of Bruno Dumont are an acquired taste that many of us have yet to acquire.
December 26, 2012
The result is mesmerising, beatific, disturbing, and leaves us pondering our own beliefs in a way few films do.
December 26, 2012
Not everyone will want to go back for more, but those who do will find rich rewards.
December 21, 2012
A film which poses lots of questions, rather than provides any definitive answers.
December 17, 2012
The vagueness won't win Dumont new fans, but his enigmatic allegory of intertwined good and evil does linger in the mind.
October 31, 2011
in the mismatch of its blankly naturalistic style and its unquestionably supernatural events, the film confronts us with the moral openness of our own secularism.
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