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"Outrage" is a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records who actively campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to. Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful policymakers, the film takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and it examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets. With analysis from prominent members of the gay community, such as Congressman Barney Frank, former N.J. Governor Jim McGreevey, activist… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Dick takes aim after those who are more than happy to legislate your sex life, just so long as it doesn't curtail their own."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"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 even The Advocate had a problem with calling it a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"This is definitely a side of the news that gets very little play in the mainstream media. For that reason alone, this film is worth a look."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"The examples trotted out in Outrage are so old that if you're interested in this topic, you read about them on the Internet years ago."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"This is a portrait of how modern politics is still getting it wrong when it comes to gay rights, made worse by the fact that many of the puppet masters behind anti-gay legislation are homosexual themselves."
‑ Justin Strout, Orlando Weekly
"Outrage succeeds as activism, but it excels as a window into certain political psyches."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"While the film is full of some very cogent arguments, there are major flaws in his case."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"It should be relevant to all viewers of political films, but especially meaningful to the gay community."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Director Kirby Dick's most ambitious and accomplished expose yet."
‑ Fr. Chris Carpenter, Movie Dearest
"An inflammatory documentary that artfully skewers its subjects. Sic 'em Kirby!"
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"[A] passionate, engaging, but sometimes irresponsible exposé."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"High-spirited documentary about the ultimate hypocrisy imaginable. Closeted politicians pushing for anti-gay legislation in the name of "family values"."
‑ Louis Proyect, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"'Outrage' makes a convincing argument that legislating while living in the closet is detrimental to everyone."
‑ Dan Lybarger, eFilmCritic.com
"[A] comprehensive rundown of the duplicity of some of our leaders and much of our corporate mass media... howls with rage..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"The result is persuasive but incomplete. Dick is working here as a journalist, and the story is far from fully unfolded. Still, what he proffers will keep you thinking, talking and engaged."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
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