Owen Gleiberman
May 08, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Outrage

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
95 minutes
director
Kirby Dick
author
Kirby Dick
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

You’d expect a documentary about closeted gay politicians who hide their sexuality behind virulently antigay voting records to be a diatribe. But Kirby Dick’s furious, deft, revealing film is ?humane enough to separate the sinner from the sin. The movie excoriates the hypocrisy of ?self-hating gay lawmakers (several of whom it outs), yet it also explores the burden of the public closet. The interviews in Outrage weave a history of the gay ?underground of American power, with the former New Jersey governor James McGreevey striking a high note of confessional eloquence. A?

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