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3.3
271 Ratings

Outrage Beyond

Autoreiji Biyondo

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Japan, 2012
Drama, Crime

Synopsis

As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West. What started as an internal strife in Outrage has now become a nationwide war in Outrage Beyond.

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Outrage Beyond Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Beyond Outrage doesn’t really go “beyond” in any sense except carrying the story a bit further. There are gruesome acts of violence, including a torture-by-drill, but for the most part Kitano seems content to expand on one of his biggest international hits by taking a page or two from Francis Coppola’s “Godfather” trilogy.
January 03, 2014
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Kitano’s sequel, Beyond Outrage, trades the relentless momentum of the earlier film for a slow build-up of secret alliances and triple-crosses. As such, it lacks the urgent tension of the original, though Kitano’s considerable gifts as a screenwriter and stylist—namely, his talent for staging violent outbursts and conveying narrative through elliptical cuts—are enough to sustain the film as a twisty, cynical underworld yarn.
January 03, 2014
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Outrage, Kitano’s 2010 return to yakuza mayhem, felt like a retreat: all creative violence all the time, with little of the offsetting beauty that made the carnage distinctive. And now he’s made his first outright sequel, Beyond Outrage, which is also, not coincidentally, the first Takeshi Kitano movie that could be called lazy.
January 02, 2014
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