Beyond Outrage
Beyond Outrage (2014)

With BEYOND OUTRAGE, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his crime masterpiece OUTRAGE. This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 3, 2014
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

This is a story largely made up of scenes of men talking in offices, but without the delicious and satirical sense of a whole-cloth gangster world set apart by its own rhythms and internalized rituals of violence ...

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

The strategy and strategizing of "Beyond Outrage" ... feel like overkill (if you'll pardon the expression).

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Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine

What prevails throughout Beyond Outrage is a rigorous, downbeat classicism.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
AV Club

Kitano's considerable gifts as a screenwriter and stylist-namely, his talent for staging violent outbursts and conveying narrative through elliptical cuts-are enough to sustain the film as a twisty, cynical underworld yarn.

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Justin Chang

The narrative haze clears eventually, and the action-dialogue ratio balances out with a succession of swift, punchy setpieces.

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Robert Levin

Plays like a movie made for Takeshi devotees and super fans of the genre at the expense of everyone else.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

"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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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out

When it comes to yakuza cinema, you can do better.

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Mike D'Angelo
The Dissolve

The movie as a whole feels cynical and exhausted.

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