• Joseph_K

    ★★½ Added by Joseph_K

    fucking hysterical


  • Charm

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Charm 01 Oct, 2015


  • Aaron Devery

    ★★★★½ Watched by Aaron Devery 27 Sep, 2015

    This concept is so messed up, I love it.


  • Rachael

    ★★★★½ Watched by Rachael 24 Sep, 2015

    I admittedly haven't seen this before today. I'm glad I finally took the plunge to watch it because it's SO GOOD!

    However I'm not the biggest fan of the ending, but I'll live with it.


  • Matthew Abbott

    ★★★★ Watched by Matthew Abbott 24 Mar, 2015

    I expected something 'out there' and wasn't disappointed. Gruesome and shocking in that Asian cinema way; violent, weird and seminal. It doesn't pull any punches and is totally deserving of it's reputation.


  • dpettinger

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by dpettinger 15 Sep, 2015

    Was this only made in 2000? I seem to remember watching it at school but it cant have been... anyway I seriously digress.

    Battle Royale is a Japanese action / thriller / horror (in a way) film about a world in which children have no respect for adults and so in order to keep them in line one school class every year get sent to an island, tooled up and have to kill each other off in a last man…


  • elias1026

    ★★★★ Watched by elias1026 20 Sep, 2015

    After the first twenty minutes, one can tell exactly why Quentin Tarantino would list this as his favorite film of all time. Ok don't fact check that, but I feel like he said that at some point. But anyway, Battle Royale is a gnarly and genius take on how humans -- more specifically human children -- interact with one another when told that only the strong may survive. That is, of course, a primordial "strong," meaning that the one who…


  • Ebanezer Nevermind

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Ebanezer Nevermind 21 Sep, 2015

    A dystopian future Japan with rampant crime and double digit unemployment, wherein the kids have turned on the adults. As a response, the adults pass the BR Law. Each year, a 9th grade class is randomly selected to participate in an all out fight to the death. To quote another film, "There can be only one."

    This is a blood and guts melodrama that smashes all the class warfare nastiness you'd expect from a John Hughes' type high school film…


  • Jake Yardley

    ★★★★½ Watched by Jake Yardley 21 Sep, 2015

    Not really a fan of kids.. Thanks Battle Royale!


  • GunslingerFox

    Added by GunslingerFox

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    Hoop-Tober Day 7: Battle Royale

    I know everyone points at Battle Royale as the inspiration for Hunger Games and kind of ignores the entire Death Games sub-genre. If anything Hunger Games takes more from stuff like The Running Man, The Long Walk, and Rollerball in terms of themes. The setup and a couple of the elements like danger zones (which don't even really come much into play in Battle Royale) seem like they were too good not to use again…


  • Jacob Gehman

    ★★★★★ Rewatched by Jacob Gehman 20 Sep, 2015

    I guess it's rewatch weekend--I can't remember the last time I've rewatched two movies in the same month, let alone within 24 hours of each other. But if you're going to be rewatching movies, Battle Royale (and earlier, Triangle) is a damned fine way to do it.

    Leave it to the Japanese to concoct a storyline where teenagers have a forced battle to the death: 40-some students dropped on an island with weapons, where only one can emerge. Toss in…


  • Tim Burnham

    ★★★½ Watched by Tim Burnham 19 Sep, 2015

    This movie is all about the relationships and loves of these teenagers and yet almost no time is spent on them. No time to introduce any of the characters or give us any reason to care about them, other than the obvious distinctions between merciful and merciless once the game begins.

    there is a complete lack of logic in the presentation of the premise and the actions of the students. Everything is so hyper stylized and in service of the…