Outrage (2009) Synopsis
Examines the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who campaign against the LGBT community.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Jonathan Curiel
A powerful new documentary that addresses the issue of "hypocritical" male politicians.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie excoriates the hypocrisy of self-hating gay lawmakers (several of whom it outs), yet it also explores the burden of the public...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Outrage succeeds as activism, but it excels as a window into certain political psyches.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Despite its title, Outrage is calm, riveting, and provocative.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
This film is a muckraking provocation whose time has come.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Even in the 21st century, public discussions of homosexuality still make a lot of people awfully jittery. With passion and candor, Outrage...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Proves to be an engrossing and entertaining polemic that successfully walks a fine line between thoughtful debate and, well, juicy gossip.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film's pretty good about saying why so much in the culture encourages a political life in the closet, either tacitly or directly. But...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Some of the accusations feel more sordid than satisfying.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
What is Dick's excuse for outing one cable news anchor but not a rival counterpart who is far better known? The anchor isn't antigay, but...
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Excellent film about very timely topics...

By pomspringz
I am not a fan of documentaries and especially not of preachy films with an agenda, but this is a well made movie not of the typical talking-heads variety. It is very relevant to the current issue...

Outrage...yes indeedy

By flickreviewer_tim
Outrage aptly describes the feelings/thoughts/emotions of most of us when those who are among elected officialdom are also exposed as hypocrites. In the case of this documentary, it's particularly...

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Rated R | For some language and sexual references