Outrage ★★★

Currently on stream on Netflix, Outrage is just another of the many films by Kitano that leaves his unmistakable style, much like John Woo had done in the action genre yet with a much more subtle but dramatically violent signature in his titles. The storyline follows a smaller Yakuza family that is caught between the orders of its leaders as they soon find themselves being used as pawns, which ultimately results in a climactic end and with a twist that some may see coming but still nicely placed. Kitano is excellent as always, stalwart in his expression but very intense in his deliveries. The plot itself isn't too complicated but being in subtitles some of the names of the characters can lead to a bit of confusion, yet still worth recommending; whether your first experience of Kitanos work or as a longtime fan.