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Review: Takeshi Kitano's 'Beyond Outrage' Blows Up The Standard Gangster Movie Template

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 1, 2014 5:09 PM
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Suckas better recognize, because Takeshi Kitano is back, and he ain’t suffering no fools. “Beyond Outrage” is the most violent and brutal of Kitano’s body of work yet, and considering the writer-director-star is known for his shocking, graphic Yakuza dramas, that’s something worth noting. As back-to-basics as “Outrage” seemed, coming after a string of quieter, more experimental fare from the filmmaker that never even reached American shores, “Beyond Outrage” takes the standard gangster movie template and blasts it out of the water. Yet, for all it’s violence, “Beyond Outrage” is unmistakably a work of the master himself, feeling like a more contemporary chapter of the book Kitano’s been writing for a long time, in a similar manner as Martin Scorsese tackling “The Departed.”

Exclusive: 'Beyond Outrage' Delivers A Deadly Fastball Right Down The Middle Of The Plate In New Clip

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 10, 2013 10:20 AM
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Beyond Outrage
Over the years, gangster films have found no shortage of viciously clever ways to inflict maximum punishment on those who wind up on the wrong side of the wrong person. But leave it to Japanese master Takeshi Kitano to discover yet another entertainingly gruesome method with which to dispatch someone who has unfortunately found himself on the wrong end of things.

Watch: The Body Count Rises In Red Band Trailer For Takeshi Kitano's 'Beyond Outrage'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2013 9:42 AM
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Depending on where you land, Takeshi Kitano's brand of bleak, black humor laced gangster nihilism is either right up your alley or not. This writer didn't particularly care for the beautifully shot but empty "Outrage," though Playlist colleague Gabe Toro really liked the sequel when it played at the New York Film Festival last year. And now, it's finally headed to theaters, so you can get a taste yourself of what Kitano has cooked up with the sequel "Beyond Outrage."

NYFF Review: 'Outrage Beyond' Is Pure Unfiltered Takeshi Kitano

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • October 11, 2012 7:04 PM
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Suckas better recognize, because Takeshi Kitano is back, and he ain’t suffering no fools. “Outrage Beyond” is the most violent and brutal of Kitano’s body of work yet, and considering the writer-director-star is known for his shocking, graphic Yakuza dramas, that’s something worth noting. As back-to-basics as “Outrage” seemed, coming after a string of quieter, more experimental fare from the filmmaker that never even reached American shores, “Outrage Beyond” takes the standard gangster movie template and blasts it out of the water. Yet, for all it’s violence, “Outrage Beyond” is unmistakably a work of the master himself, feeling like a more contemporary chapter of the book Kitano’s been writing for a long time, in a similar manner as Martin Scorsese tackling “The Departed.”

Watch: Japanese Trailer For Takeshi Kitano's 'Outrage Beyond' Plus New Pics From The Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 14, 2012 6:19 PM
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Fans of director Takeshi Kitano’s 2010 Japanese thriller “Outrage” were probably a little overjoyed to see that a sequel to the film entitled “Outrage Beyond” would be making its way to theaters relatively soon, and even happier when it turned out it would be playing TIFF in September. Now we’re getting a fresh look at the anticipated sequel, with a few images and a trailer (via Twitch) hitting the web.

Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder,' Brian DePalma's 'Passion' & Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' Lead Venice 2012 Line-Up

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 26, 2012 5:40 AM
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After something of wild goose chase (see above), the Venice line-up was announced this morning on the festival's official site, and although somewhat given away by the TIFF announcement a few days back, the big ticket is "To The Wonder," the second film in two years from anti-prolific auteur Terrence Malick. The film stars Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Barry Pepper, Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams, and the latter also features in another big premiere, starring alongside Noomi Rapace in Brian DePalma's latest, "Passion." The U.S. line-up is also completed by Ramin Bahrani's "At Any Price," with Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid, and in a surprise move, Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers," with James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez.

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