• Released
  • December 2, 2011
  • (LA, NY)
  • R , 1 hr 29 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Outrage Synopsis
Several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
It's a brilliant reversal that, while seemingly far less inspired than most of the director's efforts, leaves us with a film that's just as...
Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

As violent, amoral and misanthropic as a Jacobean play, Outrage is Takeshi Kitano's first yakuza flick since "Brother" (2000), and arguably...
Full Review

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
His (Takeshi) sense of style is very much in evidence here, and so is his sense of humor.
Full Review

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The editing (by Kitano) and lensing are stylish and guaranteed to keep viewers hooked through the final rubout.
Full Review

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The filmmaking is cool, watchful, and ultimately too distanced. Outrage isn't outrageous enough, and it hurts.
Full Review

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is also a film of controlled visual style; Kitano's compositions are like arrangements of bodies in space and time. That said, and with...
Full Review


By Scott Tobias
The good news about Outrage, his grisly return to the genre, is that Kitano doesn't have to shake the rust off - his impeccable...
Full Review

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The primary response he's (Kitano) seeking seems best expressed by one typically ill-fated player: "What the hell … ?"
Full Review

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Many scenes in Outrage are crisply filmed and stylish enough, as serial assassinations go. But the film doesn't add up to much.
Full Review

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
On its own terms and against all odds, "Outrage" is adequately entertaining, with more than enough cringe-inducing violence and cruel humor...
Full Review

Dam it feels good to be a gangster!

By ndio62885
Outrage!!! Japan’s crime underworld is no picnic. This rough gritty gangster flick prides itself with its brutal cut throat gangland killings. There is an underlying story here, but do I really care...

More Info

Rated R | For Strong brutal bloody violence throughout, language, a scene of sexuality and some nudity