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Outrage (2011)



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In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza Otomo has seen his kind go from elaborate body tattoos and severed fingertips to becoming important players on the stock market. Theirs is a never-ending struggle to end up on top, or at least survive, in a corrupt world where there are no heroes but constant betrayal and vengeance. -- (C) Magnet Releasingmore
Rating: R (for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, language, a scene of sexuality and some nudity)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Takeshi Kitano
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 31, 2012
Box Office: $3.6k
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Ryo Kase
as Ishihara
Jun Kunimura
as Ikemoto
Soichiro Kitamura
as Mr. Chairman
Jun Kinimura
as Ikemoto
Eihi Shiina
as Call girl
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Critic Reviews for Outrage

All Critics (40) | Top Critics (19)

How can anyone can get excited over something so grim and redundant?

Full Review… | March 7, 2012
The Atlantic
Top Critic

It's a gangster story, told well, with no punches pulled.

Full Review… | January 26, 2012
Detroit News
Top Critic

Kitano is clearly enjoying his powers as a master of the form, and the movie invites the viewer to share in his enjoyment.

Full Review… | January 6, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's like a version of "Cinema Paradiso" where all the murders were saved up by a censor and strung together for a bloodbath.

Full Review… | January 5, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

True Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.

Full Review… | December 16, 2011
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.

Full Review… | December 16, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Outrage

Nobody retires of old age in this profession, the rituals of "brotherhood" are just another form of lying. Kitano visits once more the theme of yakuza as "manchilds", but it feels he's just going trough the motions of the genre. The violence feels dry, and not as effective or meaningful. Kitano's average effort is still better than most gangster flicks out there, but feel no rush to see this one.

Tsubaki Sanjuro

Super Reviewer


although it was decent, still can't quite buy into beat takeshi's films. a bleak worldview is one thing but it's a little too random to string a long a clear point.

Usually I love these type of gangster movies so I expected to like this movie right from the start but Outrage just felt dull & flat.For some reason I couldn't get into the story & everything was confusing.I finally started getting into it maybe about the middle but by then I just felt like I was watching it just to be watching it.This is the 1st Asian gangster flick that I truly did not like

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

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