Well Howard Da Silva sure is terrible, but Ritt's filmmaking has never been as luxurious or detailed. He's the kind of show-off you hope for when someone pointlessly remakes a masterpiece. There was no way any goddamn remake was going to top Rashomon (or The Virgin Spring, which this also quotes), but The Outrage at least manages dreamy highs and stark lows with real elegance.
Remake? Who cares! The first 20 minutes are boring until Carrasco comes to scene. But his ruthless, criminal & violent element comes too short. After the 1st storytelling the movie can't decide either to be dramatic or to be comedian. Unfortunately it's nothing of both. The Carrasco character is the only interesting & challenging element in the entire movie, however is not effectively utilized. 2,5 stars.
I saw this movie in 2002 with no clue that it was a remake of "Roshomon" and found it to be remarkable cinema even though the film was copying Kurosawa. My brief review is up both at IMDB "user reviews" and at MUBI.