• Released
  • January 18, 2013
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Dumont's rigorous, serious attention to the mysteries of good, evil, and faith rewards those willing to be confounded.
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By David Parkinson
Bleak and compelling.
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The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
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.
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Slant Magazine

By John Semley
Bruno Dumont's employment of his bucolic French backdrop here attends to Hors Satan's muddying spiritual ambiguity.
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Village Voice

Ultimately less an arty provocation than a secular invocation, Outside Satan seems almost helplessly exploratory, an honest account of groping for grace.
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By Mark Jenkins
Strange and uncompromisingly personal. It's also vivid and unforgettable.
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Total Film

The vagueness won't win Dumont new fans, but his enigmatic allegory of intertwined good and evil does linger in the mind.
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The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
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.
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By Eric Kohn
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.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
The promise Dumont once showed has ossified into unholy shtick.
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63 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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