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Outrage Reviews

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Will Leitch
June 22, 2013
Not particularly impassioned, but I suspect my indifferent, numbed reaction is rather sort of the point.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
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
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Jon Frosch
The Atlantic
March 7, 2012
How can anyone can get excited over something so grim and redundant?
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 26, 2012
It's a gangster story, told well, with no punches pulled.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
December 30, 2011
Functions more as a reminder of past glories than as a harbinger of new concepts.
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 16, 2011
True Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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William Goss
December 16, 2011
It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.
Dave White
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Grae Drake
December 14, 2011
A swift kick in the soft parts sure to release some holiday tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
December 13, 2011
Be warned that this is a violent movie, even for a gangster film, and Kitano relishes in depicting his characters' ruthlessness.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Glenn Lovell
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.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
December 9, 2011
Kitano's gangsters display enough ambition to make Macbeth blush.
Full Review | Original Score: A minus
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
December 8, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix
December 6, 2011
A masterpiece of denied expectations - every act of vengeance happens too late to satisfy but just in time to spark more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 5, 2011
If a bracing brew of criminal connivance and exquisite bloodletting is to your liking, Takeshi certainly provides it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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December 2, 2011
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.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 2, 2011
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
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