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217 Ratings

Outrage Coda

Autoreiji Saishusho | アウトレイジ 最終章

Directed by Takeshi Kitano
Japan, 2017
Action, Crime, Drama


Five years after the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a noted fixer. When tensions rise between Chang and the Hanabishi, and Chang’s life is endangered, Otomo returns to Japan to settle things once and for all.

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Outrage Coda Directed by Takeshi Kitano

Critics reviews

Compared to [John] Woo, Kitano is brutally laconic. In Outrage Coda, except for one Wooish slow-mo massacre, violence is brusque, shocking, and over fast. In a film full of bland pans following yakuza cars here and there, the end of one panning movement bursts into shooting before you realize it’s happening, and it ends just as suddenly. Kitano likes his confrontations, for sure, and sometimes there’s a buildup, but mostly the blood just erupts, punctuating long scenes of gangster intrigue.
September 12, 2017
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The broad crime comedy Ryuzo and His Seven Henchmen was clunky but a success in Japan, so Coda isn’t a case of Kitano playing to form for commercial reasons. It simply shows him honing his crime movie craft in a way that consolidates his mastery of a minimalist style that surely makes him the Jean-Pierre Melville of Asian cinema. While it (perhaps deliberately) brings nothing radically new to the table…, Outrage Coda will be catnip to Kitano followers in Japan and on the festival circuit.
September 09, 2017
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One of the distinguishing features of his work has always been how intelligently Kitano the director (Takeshi) uses Kitano the actor (“Beat”). And “Outrage Coda” is no exception: Kitano understands that Otomo’s inherently fascinating presence — his strange shuffling gait and his weathered, seen-it-all face, only rarely split by a slightly deranged, lopsided smile — is the film’s most potent weapon, and accordingly he deploys it sparingly.
September 09, 2017
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What are people saying?

  • Nicholas Gregory's rating of the film Outrage Coda

    Where the first stretched the climatic mob killings montage of the 1st Godfather to nearly the whole movie, and Beyond internalized the characters better, this third entry heightens their backroom Yakuza politics. By doing so, I don’t think it’s nearly as interesting when Kitano isn’t on screen, but at least all three films are different, thus each individual film will appeal to varied tastes more than many series.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Outrage Coda

    The most pacy and straightforward of the excellent trilogy — despite shared characters and plot threads, each has been a distinctive, standalone artistic statement. Kitano’s eccentricities are on full display and the cinematography is particularly gorgeous without being showy. As in “Sonatine,” silliness is betrayed by chillingly indifferent violence played out against the crash of waves and pastels of shadowy neon.

  • Drew Outcalt's rating of the film Outrage Coda

    This is a very practical film and I admire that a lot, every time there was a sequence with a gunshot wound or fight it all looked real and not filled by CGI. On the other hand this film was a little hard to follow plot wise, but a movie about a mob that brings in blood, comedy, confusion, and sadness can work at times. I think this film THRIVES at the first act but fell a little short as it progressed, wasn't bad!?

  • Cat Mai's rating of the film Outrage Coda

    A Kill-Bill in which Bill are the two most powerful house of yakuza. Eye-soothing bloodletting, credible acting but quixotic plot. Decent inflight movie.

  • Gallus's rating of the film Outrage Coda

    3.5 - Better than Boiling Point. The direction is more of a veteran, the cast is impeccable, the cinematography is slicker, the production is on point, and the shootout scenes have a bloody, violent Goodfellas feel to them. Easy to get lost with all the characters on the screen and the twists throughout of one isn’t familiar with such films, it shows Kitano’s directorial evolution as one of the great yakuza directors

  • m00nJaguar's rating of the film Outrage Coda

    Only my 2nd Kitano film, but already I am a fan. Apparently this is the end of a trilogy, so now I have to catch the other parts. Kitano imbues these yakuza with a casual sense of absurd, devious pettiness. There is no longer the legendary code of honor of the past- these are nasty piranhas ready to eat their boss or colleagues with any double-cross possible. An antidote to the stale Italian mafia tropes of Hollywood

  • Steve McGee's rating of the film Outrage Coda

    Slow-moving with startling violence like Takeshi does it. Terse dialog. Similar complex layers of betrayal like the original Outrage. A take on the greedy and how they justify betraying loyalty while demanding loyalty. The hierarchy pissing on the peons is another outrage. Otomo (Takeshi) and his men may be the only honorable in the film, although Chang's group seems straight, too. And the cop who walked away.

  • BlueWombat's rating of the film Outrage Coda

    While not as cleanly plotted as the second film nor as brutal and unforgiving as the first, "Outrage Coda", the third and presumably final film in Takeshi Kitano's Outrage series, is a wonderful blend of what made the first two films so engrossing. The feeling of finality kicks in fairly early and builds to an inevitable yet still surprising ending to Otomo's epic yakuza story.

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