Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
Dumont's rigorous, serious attention to the mysteries of good, evil, and faith rewards those willing to be confounded. Read full review
Bleak and compelling. Read full review
Devotees of Dumont's earlier films – particularly his 1999 film "Humanity" – will instantly recognise the style, the locale, the narrative, the bizarre quasi-realism, in which events take place in a world infinitesimally different from the one we inhabit. As ever, the visionary, radioactive glow is compelling. Read full review
Bruno Dumont's employment of his bucolic French backdrop here attends to Hors Satan's muddying spiritual ambiguity. Read full review
Ultimately less an arty provocation than a secular invocation, Outside Satan seems almost helplessly exploratory, an honest account of groping for grace. Read full review
Strange and uncompromisingly personal. It's also vivid and unforgettable. Read full review
The vagueness won't win Dumont new fans, but his enigmatic allegory of intertwined good and evil does linger in the mind. Read full review
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. Read full review
The problem with Outside Satan is that the filmmaker has remained faithful to expectations without enlivening them. It's a curious exercise unworthy of his expertise, but then he may realize as much. Read full review
The promise Dumont once showed has ossified into unholy shtick. Read full review
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