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Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru) (2000)

Battle Royale
7.6 Rating
(1201 ratings)
7.8 IMDB rating

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Tatsuya Fujiwara

Tatsuya Fujiwara

Shuya Nanahara - otoko 15-ban
Aki Maeda

Aki Maeda

Noriko Nakagawa - onna 15-ban
Taro Yamamoto

Taro Yamamoto

Shôgo Kawada - otoko 5-ban
Takeshi Kitano

Takeshi Kitano

Kitano-sensei
Chiaki Kuriyama

Chiaki Kuriyama

Takako Chigusa - onna 13-ban
Sosuke Takaoka

Sosuke Takaoka

Hiroki Sugimura - otoko 11-ban
Takashi Tsukamoto

Takashi Tsukamoto

Shinji Mimura - otoko 19-ban
Yukihiro Kotani

Yukihiro Kotani

Yôshitoki Kuninobu - otoko 7-ban


Written by
Kenta Fukasaku

Kenta Fukasaku

(screenplay)


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Life is a game!

6 years, 8 months ago at Nov 20 2:19
10 votes
''Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it.''

In future Japan, the government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Tatsuya Fujiwara: Shuya Nanahara - Boys #15

Aki Maeda: Noriko Nakagawa - Girls #15

Batoru rowaiaru(2004) translatin... read more

Masterful and disturbing

5 years, 8 months ago at Dec 5 13:32
7 votes
"Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it."

At its most basic level, Battle Royale is a combination of Lord of the Flies and The Running Man; utilising the time-worn concept of a group of people who are conscripted, equipped with weapons and forced to kill or be killed until only one contestant remains. It's an idea which dates back to the days of the Roman e... read more

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2 years, 6 months ago at Jan 21 10:13
3 votes
Over the top in some parts, but it's highly enjoyable.

I had this film recommended to me around a few years back, and getting a few snippets of what it was all about, I can't exactly say I was in a great deal of a rush to watch it, but all in good time it seems...as this turned out to be one of my favourite films I've watched so far. I can't really say I was ever that fussed with al... read more
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Release date: 16 December 2000
Action (43), Japanese (41), Thriller (37), Japan (26), 2000 (24), Survival (22), Murder (22), 2000s (21), Suicide (21), Horror (20), Island (16), Drama (15), Foreign (14), Asian (14), Kidnapping (13), Teen (12), (11), Friendship (10), Blood (10), Sea (8)
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“Pointless exploitative violence dressed up as satire, hugely disappointing. Trades on the Kitano name.” read more

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“If you think that The Hunger Games are the real deal you are wrong. THIS one is the real deal when it comes to survival stuff. It's also funny and ridiculous, which makes it a very good movie.” read more

youngbloods posted a review 2 years, 6 months ago

“Over the top in some parts, but it's highly enjoyable.

I had this film recommended to me around a few years back, and getting a few snippets of what it was all about, I can't exactly say I was in a great deal of a rush to watch it, but all in good time it seems...as this turned out to be one of my favourite films I've watched so far. I can't really say I was ever that fussed with all these psycho Japanese kids that go around killing everyone, so the film sounded like a big cliché: In a way, I was right, but in another way, I was very wrong. One of the the things I got wrong was that I immediately thought I wouldn't like this film, yeah, I thought maybe a few bits of cool violence here and there, but I've seen it all before, nothing new I though...corr was I wrong as hell. There'” read more

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"What's wrong with killing?"

“I was kinda disappointed. I watched Hunger games first, and throughout this whole movie I was thinking how it was all done better in Suzanne Collins's version. Battle Royale is too dark, and I mean that literally. Also, there are too many characters, and that's just confusing and unnecessary. If you have to choose between the two, choose neither. :) Read novel Hunger games.” read more

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