Box art for Outrage: Way of the Yakuza

Outrage: Way of the Yakuza

  • Rated R

independent, special interest

Watch Now Before It's In Theaters. When a tough yakuza gangster is betrayed by his bosses, it means all out war. Bodies pile up as he takes out everyone in his way to the top in a brutal quest for revenge. From action legend Takeshi Kitano.

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Top Critic Reviews

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

- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Friday, January 6, 2012

Rotten: True Kitano fans will find its title sadly ironic.

- Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Friday, December 16, 2011

Rotten: The movie too often resembles a repetitive cycle of tough guys shouting, shooting and shuffling off this mortal coil.

- David Fear, Time Out New York, Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Audience Reviews

2 stars

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 as "manchilds", but it feels he's just going trough the motions of the genre. The violence feels dry, and not as effective or meaningful. Kitano's average effort is still better than most gangster flicks out there, but feel no rush to see this one.

- DragonEyeMorrison, Saturday, December 3, 2011

4 stars

Takeshi Kitano is back in Yakuza mode for Outrage - Notice how I didn't say 'Back to doing what he does best' though because as much as I love his violent gangster films, I also love his innocent and more artistic films, such as Hana-bi, Kikujiro and A Scene at the Sea. That aside, after his excellent Zatoichi remake and the fascinating experimental self-struggle that was Takeshis' - Outrage is probably what his hardcore following wanted (and I include myself in that demographic). It's not quite on par with Sonatine but it's better than your average Yakuza film, better and much more violent. It's very violent in fact but then no one does tender one minute and violent the next like Kitano. Rest assure though Beat fans, this may not be another Sonatine but it certainly isn't another Brother. Also, if you're new to the world of Takeshi, this isn't the worst place to start as long as you're not scared of a little blood!

- SirPant, Monday, October 6, 2014

2 stars

although it was decent, still can't quite buy into beat takeshi's films. a bleak worldview is one thing but it's a little too random to string a long a clear point.

- chickenjackson, Tuesday, May 1, 2012