With BEYOND OUTRAGE, action cinema master Takeshi Kitano returns to the hard-boiled characters, black comedy and unflinching violence of his crime masterpiece OUTRAGE. This time, a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime has ignited a tricky power struggle in the yakuza underworld.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
The strategy and strategizing of "Beyond Outrage" ... feel like overkill (if you'll pardon the expression).Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, 01.02.2014
The narrative haze clears eventually, and the action-dialogue ratio balances out with a succession of swift, punchy setpieces.Justin Chang, Variety, 01.02.2014
Beyond Outrage is the very sort of tiresome tough-guy retread that, with 2007's meta drama Glory to the Filmmaker! and 2008's darkly comic Achilles and the Tortoise, Kitano seemed to have outgrown.Nick Schager, Village Voice, 12.31.2013
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.Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club, 01.03.2014