Outrage (2009)



Critic Consensus: Outrage walks a difficult moral and ethical line -- and not always successfully -- but despite its flaws, it's a fascinating, provocative look at homosexuality in American politics.

Movie Info

Kirby Dick, the Academy Award-nominated director of This Film Is Not Yet Rated, exposes the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the very community they secretly belong to. Some of the most influential policy-makers in the United States are gay, but you wouldn't know it to look at their voting records -- despite being members of the LGBT community, many closeted politicians actually vote against the proposals designed to give that community equal rights. In speaking … More

Rating: R (for some language and sexual references)
Genre: Documentary
Directed By:
Written By: Kirby Dick
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 19, 2010
Box Office: $0.2M
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Critic Reviews for Outrage

All Critics (66) | Top Critics (27)

Dick takes aim after those who are more than happy to legislate your sex life, just so long as it doesn't curtail their own.

Full Review… | June 10, 2009
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Outrage succeeds as activism, but it excels as a window into certain political psyches.

Full Review… | June 4, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

[A] passionate, engaging, but sometimes irresponsible exposé.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The film's pretty good about saying why so much in the culture encourages a political life in the closet, either tacitly or directly. But even The Advocate had a problem with calling it a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy.

Full Review… | May 29, 2009
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

As always, Dick brings passion and immediacy to what's essentially a series of talking heads; his position on the issue is clear and powerfully argued.

Full Review… | May 14, 2009
Seattle Times
Top Critic

There is an undercurrent of anger coursing through Outrage, but the anger is unusually restrained and eloquent.

Full Review… | May 14, 2009
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Outrage

Interesting, but sadly, not compelling. This should have been a better documentary.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Rides a weird line between being revenge flick fun and totally inappropriate. Ultimately it's hard not to side with the filmmakers, who don't think you should get to privately embrace the culture and people who you publicly decry and campaign against.

Steve K

Super Reviewer


Provocative and compelling, this is an interesting documentary that boldly exposes the sheer hypocrisy of closeted gay American politicians who actively campaign against gay rights.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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