Outrage Reviews

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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.
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.
December 1, 2011
[Kitano] directs with such wicked confidence and so many gleefully extreme flourishes...
December 1, 2011
[Takeshi's] sense of style is very much in evidence here, and so is his sense of humor.
December 1, 2011
Slow and sizzling with occasional stabs of blood red violence, Outrage is a solid entertainment.
December 1, 2011
An exercise in aloofness for Takeshi Kitano, but a feature created with an amazing command of mood and chilling acts of revenge. He's one hilarious, shrewd performer, but perhaps he's at his best with a gun in his hand.
November 29, 2011
Like one of its yakuza bigs, Outrage commands respect but no affection.
November 29, 2011
Takeshi Kitano has always been a rule-breaker so it's no surprise that Outrage, his latest gangster film, should foil expectations.
November 28, 2011
Once sacred values like honor and brotherhood have no place here, and old practices, like ritual finger amputation as a form of apology, are turned into a running joke.
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.
October 18, 2011
The results are so visually stunning, why quibble?
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.
October 18, 2011
As violent, amoral and misanthropic as a Jacobean play, Outrage is Takeshi Kitano's first yakuza flick since Brother, and arguably his best film in a decade.
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?
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.
February 23, 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.
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