Outrage Reviews

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June 13, 2020
An enjoyable over-the-top stylishly violent and amoral yakuza film.
April 1, 2020
Outrage's centermost meditation comes down to what honor really looks like, and what one man's word means to another.
October 4, 2018
Its greatness is almost entirely found in the editing, which is cool, exact, minimalist, and rhythmically modern.
November 16, 2017
Outrage is a minimal but forceful answer to fans and the desires of the international market who clearly desire for Kitano to kill more that the lives of the yakuza are exercises in the art of nihilistic violence...
October 4, 2017
Kitano's deft handling of violence, both in its effect on the viewer and as a commentary on the twisted code of the yakuza, is more than enough to keep Outrage fascinating to the very end.
June 22, 2013
Not particularly impassioned, but I suspect my indifferent, numbed reaction is rather sort of the point.
March 5, 2013
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
March 7, 2012
How can anyone can get excited over something so grim and redundant?
January 26, 2012
It's a gangster story, told well, with no punches pulled.
January 7, 2012
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.
January 6, 2012
Kitano is clearly enjoying his powers as a master of the form, and the movie invites the viewer to share in his enjoyment.
January 5, 2012
It's like a version of "Cinema Paradiso" where all the murders were saved up by a censor and strung together for a bloodbath.
December 30, 2011
Functions more as a reminder of past glories than as a harbinger of new concepts.
December 16, 2011
True Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.
December 16, 2011
It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.
December 14, 2011
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.
December 14, 2011
A swift kick in the soft parts sure to release some holiday tension.
December 13, 2011
Be warned that this is a violent movie, even for a gangster film, and Kitano relishes in depicting his characters' ruthlessness.
December 9, 2011
.. '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.'
December 9, 2011
Kitano's gangsters display enough ambition to make Macbeth blush.
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