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Outrage Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 6, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
December 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 9, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
December 2, 2011
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
November 30, 2011
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Jen Chaney
Washington Post
September 24, 2011
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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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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
June 4, 2009
Outrage succeeds as activism, but it excels as a window into certain political psyches.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
May 29, 2009
[A] passionate, engaging, but sometimes irresponsible exposť.
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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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 14, 2009
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
May 14, 2009
There is an undercurrent of anger coursing through Outrage, but the anger is unusually restrained and eloquent.
| Original Score: 3/4
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New York Daily News
May 8, 2009
As public officials, do closeted politicians deserve to be outed? The targets of Kirby Dick's provocative documentary are branded by their hypocrisy, making them -- in the eyes of those represented here -- fair game.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2009
It's a film that will cause a lot of talk, but its most compelling aspects are not its most obvious ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
May 8, 2009
Hypocrisy? Your call.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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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Jonathan Curiel
San Francisco Chronicle
May 8, 2009
Outrage is essential viewing -- a film that offers a window into modern politics, and the political obstacles faced by gays and lesbians around the country.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
May 8, 2009
This indignant and methodical documentary offers a lot of insight into the ideology and psychology of present-day political homophobia.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 7, 2009
This film is a muckraking provocation whose time has come.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 7, 2009
Despite its title, Outrage is calm, riveting, and provocative, taking pride in officials who come out and and taking aim at those who remain closeted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Dan Zak
Washington Post
May 7, 2009
A crisp, efficient, sometimes petty but often infuriating documentary about alleged gay politicians who actively campaign and vote against gay rights.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
May 7, 2009
After a relatively dry beginning, the film builds in passion and intensity until attaining a stirring cumulative power.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
May 7, 2009
Outrage more than lives up to its title and should spark vociferous debate.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 6, 2009
You'd expect a documentary about closeted gay politicians who hide their sexuality behind virulently antigay voting records to be a diatribe. But Kirby Dick's furious, deft, revealing film is 
humane enough to separate the sinner from the sin.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
May 6, 2009
Outrage isn't after punitive embarrassment, but the gloves definitely come off.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
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Scott Foundas
Village Voice
May 5, 2009
Dick approaches his subject with little of the self-righteous effrontery of Michael Moore or Bill Maher, instead maintaining a modicum of objective distance and even mustering a certain sympathy for both the accuser and the accused.
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John Anderson
Variety
May 1, 2009
Auds, regardless of their politics, will find Kirby Dick's filmentertaining, brisk, visually interesting and perhaps even thrilling.