Hors Satan (Outside Satan)


Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    Jan 15, 2013
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike D Angelo
    Jan 16, 2013
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Jan 17, 2013
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Jan 15, 2013
    The promise Dumont once showed has ossified into unholy shtick.
  5. Reviewed by: Simon Kinnear
    Jan 15, 2013
    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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