Autoreiji: Biyondo 2012

Critics score:
47 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Kyle Smith, New York Post: "Beyond Outrage" fails to live up to its title as Japanese superstar Takeshi Kitano can't find much in the way of fresh ideas for the genre. Read more

Tom Keogh, Seattle Times: This is a story largely made up of scenes of men talking in offices, but without the delicious and satirical sense of a whole-cloth gangster world set apart by its own rhythms and internalized rituals of violence ... Read more

Justin Chang, Variety: The narrative haze clears eventually, and the action-dialogue ratio balances out with a succession of swift, punchy setpieces. Read more

Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, AV Club: 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. Read more

Nicolas Rapold, New York Times: The strategy and strategizing of "Beyond Outrage" ... feel like overkill (if you'll pardon the expression). Read more

Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out: When it comes to yakuza cinema, you can do better. Read more

Nick Schager, Village Voice: 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. Read more