Outrage

Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20

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Critic Reviews

  1. Some of the accusations feel more sordid than satisfying.
  2. 50
    What is Dick's excuse for outing one cable news anchor but not a rival counterpart who is far better known? The anchor isn't antigay, but Dick likes the other network's politics better. Hypocrisy? Your call.
  3. 50
    Mr. Dick, whose previous documentaries have examined sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church, the inner workings of the movie ratings system and the life and work of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida, is a cerebral muckraker. While his techniques are not as nakedly tendentious as Michael Moore’s (and his movies, as a consequence, are not as much fun), he hardly pretends to be a detached or unbiased observer.
  4. 50
    What makes Outrage a bankable indie film is the promise of personal embarrassment--everyone loves a good outing. Except for the person at the center of it.
  5. 50
    The average viewer will be satisfied with the product, even if the film offers hardly any new information. The doc buff will witness a film that can't surface above the steady nonfiction output at the art house.
  6. Former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey and Outrage argue that the closet suffocates decency and happiness, and the film ends with a freeze-frame of the now-popular folk hero Harvey Milk. However, were we to give up our right to self-denial, I contend that America would cease to be a land of freedom.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. ArnoldP
    May 9, 2009
    7
    Interesting but not as compelling as it should have been on material that has been already covered in the underground press. It probably will Interesting but not as compelling as it should have been on material that has been already covered in the underground press. It probably will not be seen by many heterosexuals and the pity is that the hypocrisy exposed of these politicians will not be viewed by the public that needs to see it. There is much gossip aired, not concrete enough evidence that somehow feels insufficient To hear the wisdom of an Andrew Sullivan is yet worth the price of admission. Probably seen a few years ago it would have been groundbreaking, but seeing the likes of Ed Koch or a Larry Craig just makes them look pathetic. Flawed but still worthwhile film. Full Review »