Concise Review: Battle Royale (2000)


Battle Royale is a potent, violent and darkly comic cult film that delivers on being an interesting vision of dystopia and an illustration of teenage angst. It is this latter aspect that is the most engaging facet of the picture as it takes normal moments of adolescent and subverts them on a big bloody canvas. As a result, teenage crushes, first loves and instances of excessive bullying are injected with a frighting and tragic edge, which is gut-wrenching and emotionally gripping.

About Sartaj Govind Singh

Notes from a distant observer: “Sartaj is a very eccentric fellow with a penchant for hats. He likes watching films and writes about them in great analytical detail. He has an MA degree in Philosophy and has been known to wear Mickey Mouse ears on his birthday.”
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