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      Outside the Law

      R 2010 2 hr. 18 min. History Drama Action List
      76% 42 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Algerians struggle for independence from France following World War II. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member An epic film about Algeria's fight for liberation from France, with three outstanding performances and a grand, sweeping feel. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member So topical and timely. Terrorist attacks, police response, poverty, independence, personal interests and misery. nothing is new on this planet. ever. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member plot line has the subtlety of a steamroller and characters were picked off a chart. hard to believe this was created by a professional director Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member It was going somewhere with the "3" brother thing...lost it...and I couldn't finish the movie... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Outside the Law is a fantastic Algerian production about a family divided during the French occupation of Algeria. The acting is top notch and other then a long runtime Outside the Law is a flick that needs to be seen by fans of the foreign film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Frances H Powerful film that has a lot to say about fighting for freedom and the irony that those countries who fought World War II for freedom then denied other emerging countries theirs, in this case, France and Algeria and Vietnam. Fast paced and exceedingly well-acted, Makes one wonder why these former colonies fighting for their freedom didn't pay more attention to Gandhi in India. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 05/30/13 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Jennie Punter Globe and Mail Rated: 3/4 Jan 22, 2013 Full Review Philip French Guardian Bouchareb is not, as Pontecorvo was, a political film-maker. He's a humanist with a strong feeling for personal tragedies and people caught up in the tides of history. May 8, 2011 Full Review Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard There is no doubt where Bouchareb's sympathies lie but his attempt to marry a political lesson with the structures of an action movie doesn't always work. Current events give his argument renewed force, however. Rated: 3/5 May 6, 2011 Full Review Joanne Laurier World Socialist Web Site ... a taut, epic story of three brothers whose lives unfold during the struggle for Algerian independence from France. Mar 1, 2021 Full Review Ed Travis Hollywood Jesus The story here is a grand one. But it is painful as well. I guess freedom always is. Apr 2, 2020 Full Review Norman Wilner NOW Toronto Rated: 2/5 Jan 22, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Algerians struggle for independence from France following World War II.
      Rachid Bouchareb
      Rachid Bouchareb, Rachid Bouchareb
      Production Co
      Canal Plus Image International, Tassili Films, ACSE, Quinta Studio Tunisie, Umedia, France 3 Cinéma, Studio Canal, France 2 Cinéma, Tessalit Productions, Kiss Films, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Canal+, Ministère Algérien de la Culture, Région Provence Côte d'Azur, Centre national de la Cinématographie, Eagle Pictures, RTBF, Cofinova 6, Uni Étoile 7, EPTV, CinéCinéma, France Télévision, Fonds Images de la Diversité, uFilm, Novak Production, Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel, Cinémage 4, Quinta Communications
      R (Violence)
      History, Drama, Action
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 4, 2017
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