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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
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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
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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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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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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
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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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Keith Phipps
AV Club
December 1, 2011
Compared to the dramatic riches Kitano used to find amid the bloodletting, Outrage's feels pretty paltry.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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David Fear
Time Out
November 29, 2011
The movie too often resembles a repetitive cycle of tough guys shouting, shooting and shuffling off this mortal coil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Grae Drake
December 14, 2011
A swift kick in the soft parts sure to release some holiday tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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.
Glenn Heath Jr.
Slant Magazine
October 18, 2011
Kitano's pristine direction and smooth camera movement always juxtapose the unsettling action with a beautifully crisp formalism that makes the film increasingly disturbing.
Devin Faraci
Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
October 18, 2011
To me there's no better praise you can give to a crime film -- when a hood gets his comeuppance you don't feel thrilled but bummed out.
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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.
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William Goss
December 16, 2011
It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.
Simon Foster
July 31, 2011
Outrage is as good as the many copies that were inspired by his early films but shouldn't the maestro's return offer something so much more?
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
December 30, 2011
Functions more as a reminder of past glories than as a harbinger of new concepts.
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy
July 14, 2011
Outrage is equal measures gangland power struggle and broad comedic farce, all shook up with a fizzy hit of ultraviolent set pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
Bill Gibron
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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