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  1. FISCHER's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Une oeuvre d'anticipation qui fait froid dans le dos, malgré la présence d'un constant humour noir et cynique, toujours présent en filigrane, dans cette incroyable chasse à l'homme et cette quête désespérée d'une hypothétique survie... www.cinefiches.com

  2. lucia lurzo's rating of the film Battle Royale

  3. lina maj's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Interesting how one gets used to this quite shocking concept of students brutally killing each other pretty fast and from then on it's like watching a video game being played out for you. Fantastic that Takeshi Kitano's drawings were used.

  4. Matthew Martens's rating of the film Battle Royale

    For all you scholars researching the roots of Japan's slow-motion demographic disaster, urtext alert: this one's for you--feast your eyes. Also cover them; things are going to get gross fast. Just how riveting, winningly goofy, dreamily thoughtful and unexpectedly moving could this post-Lord of the Flies, pre-Hunger Games satire of the vagaries of humanity in extremis possibly be, you may ask? Roughly, lots.

  5. Aaken's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Based on a novel and manga which were themselves based on 'Lord of the Flies', it is merciless, cruel, never self indulgent, with a good dose of dark humour. The young actors are all rising up to Takeshi Kitano, who adds a level of demented madness to his character. BR inspired the 'Hunger Game' book and the film franchise that followed... (no comment)

  6. F/K's rating of the film Battle Royale

    The start of it all, the film that influenced and inspired many films and video games later to come. Still holds up just as the moment it was released back then in 2000

  7. The Macho King's rating of the film Battle Royale

    A allegory on youth, generational resentment, disillusionment from society/peers & of regret in ones life. It's also satirical and a dark comedy, a hilarious one at that. Can't get over the transfer student runnin' around with the Uzi like he's in a John Woo movie. Where it surprisingly excels aside from it's absurdity, is the fleeting moments it distance itself from the slaughter for one of reflection & melancholy.

  8. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Battle Royale

    3.5 Like it works but sometimes I wish it didn't feel like it had to live in camp to get it done. But I get it though. Just felt like he could have rounded it a bit more

  9. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Battle Royale

    3-4. What emerges really clearly is that these kids could have lived if they stuck together, but that conforming to the system won't necessarily save you. Japanese in spirit, but doesn't really emphasize rebuilding the system, even though it values the right aspect of human social bonding. So it's a bit novel in that respect. It also deftly defies convention in small ways here and there. I really liked it, overall.

  10. yuju's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Anything with Takeshi Kitano,im up for.

  11. DPach's rating of the film Battle Royale

    I really liked the concept. But I just felt the directing took power out of it.

  12. Igor Leoni's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Not a bad adaptation but certainly doesn't do justice to the book. If only Tarantino had directed this...

  13. SteeL14s's rating of the film Battle Royale

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  15. Quesera,sera's rating of the film Battle Royale

    fantastic survival game. but weird ending

  16. Adolfo Isaac's rating of the film Battle Royale

    a japanese horror masterpiece this inspired the author of the hunger games

  17. Kaonashiii's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Brilliant, and bizarrely watchable.

  18. John Burgess's rating of the film Battle Royale

    And there was me thinking that The Hunger Games was an original idea. A nice little movie. A little too B-movie for my tastes, but I can easily see how it became a cult classic in Japan. I like the reverse perspective of hounded teacher taking revenge on grim class of 2001 - it should be mandatory therapy for all UK state-school teaching staff. Glorious, silly nonsense.

  19. First Lady Dré's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Beats the hell out of cyber bullying....

  20. Emma Connolly's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Thrilling and satisfying in an oddly moving way.

  21. DOM PAUL SCHEGGIA's rating of the film Battle Royale

  22. Katherine Lo's rating of the film Battle Royale

  23. PFL's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Like a sadistic version of "Lord of the Flies" (turned up to eleven!), "Battle Royale" is a brutal - almost operatic - piece of work with surprising moments of dark humour. The full-blown musical score lends the picture a nightmarish delirium, and whilst there is little that is subtle about the film the panache with which it is carried off makes it a striking experience.

  24. SiIencio's rating of the film Battle Royale

    A gory picture swinging between the realms of soppy teenage melodrama and political allegation, in its unpalatable sugarcoated version the former, in a confusing lazy effort the latter. Violence is the film's only leitmotif, without any other pretensions, and as such it is a feast. As pleasurable as cockfight, as redundant as socks in the bath.

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