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Average Rating: 6.5/10
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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
Dec 2, 2011 Limited
Jan 31, 2012
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Kitano is clearly enjoying his powers as a master of the form, and the movie invites the viewer to share in his enjoyment.
It's like a version of "Cinema Paradiso" where all the murders were saved up by a censor and strung together for a bloodbath.
It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.
Not particularly impassioned, but I suspect my indifferent, numbed reaction is rather sort of the point.
It is almost as though Kitano is saying that nothing can stop him from defeating the rivals, successors and pretenders who, in his absence, have tried to move in on his (generic) turf
Happily, Outrage is super-cool; it's inventive, funny, and shocking enough that it really doesn't matter much where Kitano has been. He's back now.
Functions more as a reminder of past glories than as a harbinger of new concepts.
The film's engine chugs away, keeping up the solidly enjoyable frenzy of cruelty, with gangster turnover taking place so fast, so furiously that at times it's tough keep the alliances and betrayals straight.
Be warned that this is a violent movie, even for a gangster film, and Kitano relishes in depicting his characters' ruthlessness.
.. 'Macbeth' by way of 'Goodfellas,' a labyrinthine game of cat-and-mouse bathed in buckets of the red stuff ... a funny, subversive assault on the crime genre. Kitano's best since 'Sonatine.'
A masterpiece of denied expectations - every act of vengeance happens too late to satisfy but just in time to spark more.
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