Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Jan 17, 2013
    83
    Dumont's rigorous, serious attention to the mysteries of good, evil, and faith rewards those willing to be confounded.
  2. Reviewed by: David Parkinson
    Jan 15, 2013
    80
    Bleak and compelling.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Jan 15, 2013
    80
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: John Semley
    Jan 14, 2013
    75
    Bruno Dumont's employment of his bucolic French backdrop here attends to Hors Satan's muddying spiritual ambiguity.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Jan 18, 2013
    70
    Strange and uncompromisingly personal. It's also vivid and unforgettable.
  6. Reviewed by: Jonathan Kiefer
    Jan 15, 2013
    70
    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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