Outrage is a good Japanese yakuza film. Pretty violent which was expected. It had so many characters and so you are not sure the direction it is moving till the end. May be such movies are meant to be open to take any direction and not suppose to end in an all is well note...
This was my first Takeshi Kitano film and I really liked it. I didn't understand what was going on until the middle of the film, but other than that, everything was awesome. The brutal action was right up my alley. Many people say this is far from being his best, so I can't wait to see his other films.
Buonissimo film di Kitano,che ho apprezzato più per la quasi maniacalità della messa in scena che per lo sviluppo della trama,che è una cosa vista già mille volte.Takeshi ormai ha raggiunto nei suoi lavori un'eleganza stilistica che imprime sempre nei colori,nelle luci,nei movimenti e nei rallenty sempre dosati.Bella l'escalation finale e la conclusione sfumata,però l'omaggio a Coppola lo poteva fare meglio.3,5*
despite being made by one of the more idiosyncratic voices in gangster movies, this feels flat and derivitive. story-wise, it's the usual resevoir dogs/infernal affairs/the departed routine - lots of bad people making bad decisions, eventually becoming corpses. takeshi tries to liven it up with weird, annoying gore and some plot flourishes that work better in johnnie to films. bewildering, but not in a good way.
Ho hum. Bit of a regression for Kitano after doing more experimental cinema over the last ten years or so. Nowhere near the same leauge as early pics like 'Violent Cop', 'Sonatine' or his masterpiece 'Fireworks'. Film felt so much like an artist just saying 'let's give them what they want'. This isn't to say the film is worthless but its really just another gangster yarn. Disappointing.
Back to what he does best so it seems ,to be honest i hated his "Zatoichi "as any self respecting Katsu fan should ,since than most of his films have sank without a trace but this one should put him back on track ,the Kitano i love is the Oyabun of classics like ''Sonatine ".
Some of his creations like: Hana-Bi and Kikujiro, are serious candidates among best films ever made. His thematical style of narration has a niche of his own. This guy still evokes powerfull emotion in an "industry" filled of recycled ideas and safe methods. Takeshi Kitano has the ability to show hilarious humor and disturbing scenery, mixed with the bizzarre.
All the set up for a Kitano film is here but the way it plays out is significantly different from Kintano's past films. It's like Sonatine and Brother but the romanticism is totally gone and instead cold irony and emotionless violence takes place. Quite a curious film, especially next to something like Brother it feels like Kintano is almost being sardonic to his past self. But to what end?
Pretty entertaining film. Studied it in my Japanese film class; the discussion we had surrounding the film enhanced and affirmed my appreciation of the film. pretty masterful writing on display here with lots of interesting themes; particularly the one involving the placement of the Yakuza in everyday Japanese culture, which is touched on pretty prominently in this film. Reccommended.