Hot damn, the Beat Takeshi we all know and love is back. The black humor is back. The brutal violence is back. The dream like quality floating from scene to scene is back.This time around he leaves the poetry behind while still featuring his minimalist dialogue, stoic acting, and sublime camera work.
In Outrage, we get a glimpse of Yakuza life in the 21st century where there is a complete lack of honor among thieves. The chairman of the Yakuza, plays different criminal families against each other and Ol’ Takeshi is just a cog in the wheel who is determined to have the last word.
Not so much an action movie, but a violent reaction, Outrage is one of the most exciting movies to be seen this year.