Outrage Reviews

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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 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 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 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.
Top Critic
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.
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...
December 2, 2011
The editing (by Kitano) and lensing are stylish and guaranteed to keep viewers hooked through the final rubout.
December 1, 2011
So low-key and offhanded in its mastery that it becomes something like a pulp sleight-of-hand trick.
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
Compared to the dramatic riches Kitano used to find amid the bloodletting, Outrage's feels pretty paltry.
November 29, 2011
The movie too often resembles a repetitive cycle of tough guys shouting, shooting and shuffling off this mortal coil.
November 29, 2011
Like one of its yakuza bigs, Outrage commands respect but no affection.
October 18, 2011
The results are so visually stunning, why quibble?
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