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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Tatami's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Extremely entertaining and with high replay value. Sure, it's no art masterpiece but it has a strange quality to it, similarly to ExistenZ, coupled with a nightmarish scenario. It could have been a masterpiece if handled with more care.

  2. Elle Johnston's rating of the film Battle Royale

    This is quite possibly one of thee most screwed up movies I've ever seen but it was magical.

  3. Andreas Jonsson's rating of the film Battle Royale

  4. smndvdcl's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Can't help but perceive 'The Hunger Games' as a PG-13 version of 'Battle Royale'.

  5. Marco Izner's rating of the film Battle Royale

  6. Kamran's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Somewhat campy but its flaws are endearing. Visually immersive, aptly paced, & a great soundtrack. Strongly thematic, focused on the characters and their feelings of trust and young love. 85/100 - Excellent. (4.5)

  7. Mark O. Stack's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Certainly subtleties of Japanese cinema might be lost on me but I found a lot of these performances to be at a cartoonish remove for no clear reason.

  8. James Mackin's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Kids killing kids because Takeshi Kitano told them to. That's fun.

  9. Michael McKeown's rating of the film Battle Royale

    What do you call The Hunger Games in Japan? A Battle Royal with cheese. Apart from some similarity's both those movies have nothing in common.

  10. †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Aside from the anime-like and overly dramatic acting (which isn't necessarily uncommon for Japanese films of this sort), this film is a great watch. Yes, it's pretty similar to the premise of the Hunger Games, with the slight difference that this was made before the HG books, and is better than the HG movies.

  11. julia.s's rating of the film Battle Royale

  12. Teona Gal's rating of the film Battle Royale

    it has its flaws but it's too lovable for them to matter

  13. Ordet Ordet's rating of the film Battle Royale

  14. Luca Soldati's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Grande film che mette in scena uno scontro fratricida estremo, portando avanti una forte critica verso la società giapponese, che sembra vivere un conflitto fra le vecchie e le nuove generazioni. Le situazioni colpiscono allo stomaco per via della distruzione dei rapporti umani mostrata. I personaggi sono sfaccettati e riescono a creare forte empatia, anche se alcuni non sono all'altezza. Messa in scena ottima.

  15. aubfuscate's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Japanese Hunger Games but so much better. Well, it's actually terrible and ridiculous but... so entertaining.

  16. yennefer's rating of the film Battle Royale

    The concept behind Battle Royale is one deserving of a better movie than what Fukasaku offers us here. Poor directing and even poorer acting, with barely anything good to highlight.

  17. cindy.nguyen's rating of the film Battle Royale

  18. Evelpides's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Film qui a tout de même un peu vieilli et qui est finalement beaucoup plus violent que dans mon souvenir

  19. Julian Renard's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Envie d'un petit voyage dans un univers typique du pays du soleil levant ? Ce film est fait pour vous. Profusions de sang et de petites lycéennes en jupe au dessus du genoux vous accompagnerons dans un univers qui a sans nul doute très largement inspiré Hunger Games. La différence avec la super production américaine ? Une invitation à réfléchir au conflit intergénérationnel nippon. En 1 mot : violent mais super cool.

  20. Sarah's rating of the film Battle Royale

    i don't know what's so speacial about this film. it repeats itself all the time and gets boring soon.

  21. Thierry Blanc's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Un scénario qui aurait pu être intéressant mais desservi par une pauvreté des enjeux pour les personnages. On ne plonge dans rien et on surfe sur le convenu et l'attendu... Dommage.

  22. Michael H. CLAES's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Zéro pour ce film que ne sauvent ni la musique classique (lourde référence à Clockwork Orange) ni la présence de Kitano. Ah revoir The Most Dangerous Game l(Les Chasses du Comte Zaroff) plutôt que ce produit dérivé. Battle Royale, du cinéma de genre, ou d'auteur ? Non, vous êtes chez Endemol.

  23. Wee Hunk's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Excellent concept. Extremely poor execution. Particularly with the cinematography.

  24. balooo's rating of the film Battle Royale

    Un survival assez jouissif et sans temps mort qui mélange bien action et gore. Un Hunger Games à la japonaise !