Outrage (2011)

In a ruthless battle for power, several yakuza clans vie for the favor of their head family in the Japanese underworld. The rival bosses seek to rise through the ranks by scheming and making allegiances sworn over saké. Long-time yakuza… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 2, 2011
DVD Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jon Frosch
The Atlantic

How can anyone can get excited over something so grim and redundant?

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's like a version of "Cinema Paradiso" where all the murders were saved up by a censor and strung together for a bloodbath.

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Will Leitch

Not particularly impassioned, but I suspect my indifferent, numbed reaction is rather sort of the point.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It's a gangster story, told well, with no punches pulled.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

True Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

It is almost as though Kitano is saying that nothing can stop him from defeating the rivals, successors and pretenders who, in his absence, have tried to move in on his (generic) turf

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Kitano is clearly enjoying his powers as a master of the form, and the movie invites the viewer to share in his enjoyment.

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William Goss

It's retaliation without foundation, all fun and games until everyone gets hurt.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Happily, Outrage is super-cool; it's inventive, funny, and shocking enough that it really doesn't matter much where Kitano has been. He's back now.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Nobody retires of old age in this profession, the rituals of "brotherhood" are just another form of lying. Kitano visits once more the theme of yakuza… More
Jesse Ortega
Definitely a solid yakuza movie overall, but one that's just a complete and utter mess structurally. The last 20 minutes, however dark and grim, certainly… More