Normally, Takeshi “Beat” Kitano is one of my favorite actors to watch. He brings a certain style to his films, whether doing drama or comedy that makes him entertaining, even if he’s pretty much playing the same basic character from film to film. He also has a habit of writing and directing his own films, and usually produces a pretty good flick. Outrage, however, was not one of those occasions.
The story follows the interrelations of many Yakuza families, from the top dogs to the lowly groups just trying to make a living. It starts with a group of families ganging up on one smaller family and then progresses into a self-cannibalistic frenzy of families killing each other while trying to gain more wealth, power and territory. Eventually, the whole affair backfires to one degree or another and everyone ends up killing everyone else.