The Outsider

The Outsider

The Outsider

Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) leads this post-WWII crime drama as an imprisoned American soldier who seeks to repay the Yakuza for setting him free. From the director of Oscar nominee Land of Mine.

2018USA
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The Outsider / Reviews

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

Flicks, Daniel Rutledge

It's an affectionate love letter to yakuza films, but The Outsider is a dull, cookie cutter movie that largely fails to deliver. Having Jared Leto in the lead isn't as bad as it may sound, despite him having the appearance of a thin model rather than a grizzled mob enforcer. Rather, the main problem with this stylised, violent tale of organised crime in post-WWII Japan is that it's something we've seen done better, countless times before.

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Variety

Variety

Dull, flavourless, and fundamentally incurious, "The Outsider" is a clueless misfire, the cinematic equivalent of a study-abroad student showing off the kanji forearm tattoo whose meaning he never bothered to learn.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"The Outsider" is a slick copy of multiple, much-better films and TV series. It's so well-polished it's practically featureless.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Designed to offer Western audiences the opportunity to see a Caucasian movie star, and a heartthrob one at that, in an unusual genre setting, The Outsider rarely manages to rise above its audience-baiting concept.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

A solid crime movie, elevated by a keen sense of place and some fine performances.

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