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Outrage Reviews

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Will Leitch
Deadspin

Not particularly impassioned, but I suspect my indifferent, numbed reaction is rather sort of the point.

Full Review Source: Deadspin | Original Score: C

June 22, 2013
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 5, 2012
Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
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How can anyone can get excited over something so grim and redundant?

Full Review Source: The Atlantic

March 7, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Unfortunately the film itself feels a little punch drunk, particularly as the feuds escalate. Who's trying to knock off whom? It's hard to keep track...

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 2, 2011
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Kitano leaves it up to us to connect the dots. Unfortunately, he seems to get bored before he's done, and so do we.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

December 8, 2011
Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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True Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

December 16, 2011
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Compared to the dramatic riches Kitano used to find amid the bloodletting, Outrage's feels pretty paltry.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

December 1, 2011
David Fear
Time Out New York
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The movie too often resembles a repetitive cycle of tough guys shouting, shooting and shuffling off this mortal coil.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

November 29, 2011
Scott Tobias
NPR
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The longer Outrage goes on, the more distance it gets from its core themes about the moral chaos of gangsterism. It becomes a film about cool killings, which may satisfy the bloodlust of some Kitano fans but hardly amounts to a return to form.

Full Review Source: NPR

December 2, 2011
Grae Drake
Movies.com

A swift kick in the soft parts sure to release some holiday tension.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 3/5

December 14, 2011
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 6, 2012
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine

Kitano's pristine direction and smooth camera movement always juxtapose the unsettling action with a beautifully crisp formalism that makes the film increasingly disturbing.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

October 18, 2011
Devin Faraci
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews

To me there's no better praise you can give to a crime film -- when a hood gets his comeuppance you don't feel thrilled but bummed out.

Full Review Source: Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews

October 18, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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[Takeshi's] sense of style is very much in evidence here, and so is his sense of humor.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

December 1, 2011
William Goss
Film.com
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It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.

Full Review Source: Film.com

December 16, 2011
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

Outrage is as good as the many copies that were inspired by his early films but shouldn't the maestro's return offer something so much more?

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

July 31, 2011
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Functions more as a reminder of past glories than as a harbinger of new concepts.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

December 30, 2011
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy

Outrage is equal measures gangland power struggle and broad comedic farce, all shook up with a fizzy hit of ultraviolent set pieces.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2011
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

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

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

March 5, 2013
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com

Slow and sizzling with occasional stabs of blood red violence, Outrage is a solid entertainment.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 1, 2011
Brian Salisbury
Film School Rejects
November 30, 2011
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