Hors Satan (Outside Satan)
Hors Satan (Outside Satan) (2013)

Angel or devil, good or evil, Christ or Satan: These are the mystical questions revolving around the nameless figure living in the coastal dunes outside of a small French town. Named one of the top ten films of the year by Cahiers du Cinema… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

I find the movie mind-blowing, though it will likely alienate as many viewers as it impresses.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Despite its pictorial intensity and the extremity of some of its scenes, the film proceeds in a mood of detachment, turning the suffering physical beings under its scrutiny into abstractions.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A haunting meditation on a controversial way of dealing with religious matters by a healer posing as a holy man, who blurs the line between right and wrong.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Inarticulate characters, long blank stares, forced camera angles and allegorical nonsense make up this pretentious study in quasi-religious ennui.

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Mark Jenkins

Hors Satan is stark, strange and uncompromisingly personal. It's also vivid and unforgettable.

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Ray Pride

Dumont's final feature with the late Dewaele is as hypnotic as their collaboration in "Hadewijch," another lucid hallucination splendid with sex, demons and landscapes that could have been painted centuries ago.

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Rob Nelson

Maddening, pretentious, hypnotic and transcendent in roughly equal measure.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

As its title suggests, Satan grapples with the existence and nature of evil in the world, but it's hard to take such weighty matters seriously when they're explored with all the subtlety and grace of an anti-abortion pamphlet.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

God works in strange ways, especially when Bruno Dumont directs him. Or is that the devil?

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An enigmatic young man (Dewaele), living in the marshes on the outskirts of a small town, appears to have healing powers. He is befriended by a young goth… More