Black Out
Black Out (2014)

On the morning before his wedding, retired criminal Jos (Raymond Thiry) wakes up next to a murdered man with no memory of the previous night or how he and the body got there. Jos soon discovers that a group of gangsters have pinned him as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 21, 2014
DVD Release Date: June 2, 2014
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Some of the gags are funny, some are stale, and some are stale but still funny.

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Michael Nordine
Village Voice

A self-aware, borderline self-reflexive action-comedy from the Netherlands, Arne Toonen's Black Out is derivative in a way that undermines its wry sense of self.

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Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine

The film's references to other stylistic touchstones, while thematically apt, rarely carry any sort of critical inquiry, as if Toonen was more interested in homage for the sake of homage than as a means of contextualizing his worldview.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

A tasting menu of hard-man predicaments that never offer more than a pale introduction to the innocent mark flailing at their center.

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Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve

Black Out strains to shock and offend, but at this point, 20 years after Pulp Fiction, its conception of transgression is so familiar and toothless that it borders on quaint.

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Jamie S. Rich

Packed with colorful characters and gnarly plot twists, Arne Toonen's movie is a stylish, bloody romp.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

In terms of character and plot, not one element of the intended wild ride escapes self-consciousness or becomes the least bit involving.

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Isaac Feldberg
We Got This Covered

Black Out is just energetic and smartly written enough to make up for its obvious lack of originality.

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Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

An Energetic, Twisted, Colorful and Wickedly Violent Ride.

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