Outside the Law Rachid Bouchareb's intensely dramatized, passionately partisan story of militancy in the struggle for Algerian independence from France after World War II makes effective use of… Outside the Law Rachid Bouchareb's intensely dramatized, passionately partisan story of militancy in the struggle for Algerian independence from France after World War II makes effective use of…
Movie Review

Outside the Law

Roschdy Zem | REBELS AND GANGSTERS Roschdy Zem in Outside the Law
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REBELS AND GANGSTERS Roschdy Zem in Outside the Law
EW's GRADE
A-

Rachid Bouchareb's intensely dramatized, passionately partisan story of militancy in the struggle for Algerian independence from France after World War II makes effective use of Godfather storytelling theatrics. In Outside the Law, three enthralling actors who starred in the director's previous historical drama, Days of Glory, play brothers whose intertwined career paths (soldier, revolutionary, underworld smoothie) give this big, violent, restless story a human face. A-

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Originally posted Nov 02, 2010 Published in issue #1128 Nov 12, 2010 Order article reprints