Beyond Outrage Synopsis
A national war breaks out between two Yakuza operations after a police crackdown.
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The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Takes the standard gangster movie template and blasts it out of the water.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
The maverick Japanese writer-director-actor known for his vicious set-pieces and macabre sense of humor eventually delivers some...
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Beyond Outrage reaches above and beyond most Hollywood underworld movies to deliver a tale of righteous revenge doled out only after...
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63

RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
Unfortunately, early hints that the the actor-filmmaker's latest will be a brilliant, bloody, sustained workplace satire don't pan out....
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60

Variety

By Justin Chang
The Japanese action aesthete plays it cool and smooth in a picture that exerts a steadily tightening grip, though not until after a first...
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50

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
If Takeshi Kitano does go forward with the rumored third volume, hopefully he'll conceive of some fresh angle on this increasingly dry...
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50

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
The strategy and strategizing of Beyond Outrage still feel like overkill (if you’ll pardon the expression).
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Beyond Outrage fails to live up to its title as Japanese superstar Takeshi Kitano can’t find much in the way of fresh ideas for the genre.
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The film lacks any kind of human interest, relying instead on our inferred love of lengthy strategy sessions and displays of ruffled pride....
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40

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
It's somewhat surprising to find the filmmaker's sequel marked by such a lack of urgency. The action here seems dutiful, devoid of the...
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Even better than the first

By mrmachachi
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Rated R