Concise Review: Battle Royale (2000)

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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.

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