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Outrage Reviews

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Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2009
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 19, 2009
The examples trotted out in Outrage are so old that if you're interested in this topic, you read about them on the Internet years ago.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Karina Longworth
April 28, 2009
Thoughtfully persuades, but never shocks.
Nick Schager
The Screengrab
May 8, 2009
By letting others do the heavy lifting, the filmmaker comes off as more than a little reticent, a quality in tune with the overall tone of his latest.
Bill Weber
Slant Magazine
May 3, 2009
One can at least partly embrace the concept that outing pols who torpedo gay rights is defensible and still find Dick's film too frequently a would-be sensationalistic bit of tut-tutting for queer Dems and their politically-connected friends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Prairie Miller
May 10, 2009
The media is accused of a vast conspiracy to keep these politicans closeted, and without a shred of evidence. So the drive to name names stops here, while ridiculing the wives caught up in these at times manufactured scandals, as gullible buffoons.
Mark R. Leeper
November 24, 2009
While the film is full of some very cogent arguments, there are major flaws in his case.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
May 8, 2009
It would be nice if the film had less of [McGreevey] and even more on some of its lying politicians. And was willing to entertain, at least for a moment, the idea that other motives might be at work than simple, internalized self-hatred.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 8, 2009
Hypocrisy? Your call.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Cabin
May 7, 2009
comprised primarily of insinuation, hearsay, and conjecture... Dick ends up taking on the worse attributes of the people he is, quite openly, judging
| Original Score: 2/5
Edward Havens
May 8, 2009
I'm guessing "Outrage" ultimately is meant to continue the discussion about equal rights for gay Americans, and in that sense the film does succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 29, 2009
[A] passionate, engaging, but sometimes irresponsible exposť.
Armond White
New York Press
May 6, 2009
By Republican-bashing on big topics like gay marriage and AIDS-funding, [director Kirby] Dick avoids exploring ideas. Outrage diminishes crucial, non-partisan gay-identity issues of fear, guilt and self-acceptance.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 10, 2009
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 6, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
June 18, 2009
Director Kirby Dick's most ambitious and accomplished expose yet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
December 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
May 2, 2009
The perceptive exploration of the deep-rooted, fundamental problems of a culture preoccupied with the perfect "American" brand provides the heart of Outrage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Edward Douglas
May 6, 2009
So far, this is one of the best docs in terms of intelligence and craftsmanship this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
May 9, 2009
A brave, provocative and thoroughly compelling exposť that you'll be talking about for weeks.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.9/10
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