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Hors-la-loi

Rachid Bouchareb Algeria, 2010

J.J. 'Jake' Gittes's rating of the film Outside the Law

"Too many cooks spoil the broth". Here: the movie is so much fragmented with all sorts of messages, it makes the viewer tired to watch. Colonialism, racism, crime, political obsession.. a huge cocktail which is garnished with some borrowed Mafia movie elements. The actors are performing well; the problem here is the director, who can't refrain from overloading.