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Autoreiji

Takeshi Kitano Japan, 2010

Nick Schwab's rating of the film Outrage

Not about characterization nor dramatic dimension at all, but about balances of power, that sadly doesn't fully excite. Kitano's technical elements are exceptional, as is his dark humor, yet the tangled world of Yakuza politics/double crosses grows irksome quickly, being emotionally vacant. The avoidance of storytelling basics for a complicated plot is quite drab. However, there are some good ideas strewn around.