Jeremy of We Got This Covered wrote, "Takeshi Kitano's latest film, Outrage, is a brutally violent yakuza film that deals with betrayal and self-preservation. It's something that not everyone is going to be able to stomach, but fans of blood soaked revenge films done gangland style are going to eat it up. There's plenty to enjoy in Outrage. It's dark, angry and mean and those looking for a happy ending will be disappointed. Outrage is the kind of play-it-forward filmmaking that we don't see too often and I applaud it for that. It sticks to its crime roots and provides you with an interesting tale of gangland killing and murder."