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Outrage Reviews

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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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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.
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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William Goss
Film.com
December 16, 2011
It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.
Dave White
Movies.com
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
Movies.com
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
CinemaDope
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
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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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 2, 2011
The editing (by Kitano) and lensing are stylish and guaranteed to keep viewers hooked through the final rubout.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
December 1, 2011
So low-key and offhanded in its mastery that it becomes something like a pulp sleight-of-hand trick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
December 1, 2011
Mr. Kitano's immaculate compositions and eccentric flourishes are part of the film's sustained, muted pleasures and are often in service to some underlying meaning.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
December 1, 2011
Because of Kitano's assured handling of the material, he turns those broad strokes into a tense portrait of power-hungry men with insatiable appetites and the incapacity to shut up about it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
December 1, 2011
[Kitano] directs with such wicked confidence and so many gleefully extreme flourishes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 1, 2011
[Takeshi's] sense of style is very much in evidence here, and so is his sense of humor.
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
December 1, 2011
Slow and sizzling with occasional stabs of blood red violence, Outrage is a solid entertainment.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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