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

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88

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...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

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As violent, amoral and misanthropic as a Jacobean play, Outrage is Takeshi Kitano's first yakuza flick since "Brother" (2000), and arguably...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
His (Takeshi) sense of style is very much in evidence here, and so is his sense of humor.
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75

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.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The filmmaking is cool, watchful, and ultimately too distanced. Outrage isn't outrageous enough, and it hurts.
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63

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...
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60

NPR

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...
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60

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 … ?"
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50

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.
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50

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...
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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...

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