Outrage (2009)

Kirby Dick, the Academy Award-nominated director of This Film Is Not Yet Rated, exposes the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who actively campaign against the very community they secretly belong to. Some of the most influential… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: May 8, 2009
DVD Release Date: January 19, 2010
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Outrage walks a difficult moral and ethical line -- and not always successfully -- but despite its flaws, it's a fascinating, provocative look at homosexuality in American politics.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

Mark R. Leeper

While the film is full of some very cogent arguments, there are major flaws in his case.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Outrage succeeds as activism, but it excels as a window into certain political psyches.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

As always, Dick brings passion and immediacy to what's essentially a series of talking heads; his position on the issue is clear and powerfully argued.

Louis Proyect

High-spirited documentary about the ultimate hypocrisy imaginable. Closeted politicians pushing for anti-gay legislation in the name of "family values".

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] passionate, engaging, but sometimes irresponsible exposť.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There is an undercurrent of anger coursing through Outrage, but the anger is unusually restrained and eloquent.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Interesting, but sadly, not compelling. This should have been a better documentary.
Jeff Talbott
Not as bold or as angry as you want it to be, but this necessary portrait of where we are now is more than good enough. Naming names and letting people talk,… More
Steve K
Rides a weird line between being revenge flick fun and totally inappropriate. Ultimately it's hard not to side with the filmmakers, who don't think… More
Daniel Dolgin
This Kirby Dick documentary was passionate and strong but it made statements that it could not backup. Such as the media covering up gay affairs and hardly… More
Walter M.
I agree with the documentary "Outrage" that we all need to live our lives as openly as possible, especially those we love, whether we are ordinary… More
Alec Barniskis
Its a bit scatterbrained in its approach, but its anger is understandable and I relate to it completely. The hypocrisy of these men who live one life and preach… More