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For Marshal O'Neil (Sean Connery), the Jupiter moon Io is just another dingy mining town on the final frontier. When his wife leaves him and takes their son with them, it merely confirms that though he's traveled millions of miles, his life is going nowhere. Then he notices that miners are dying in strangely psychotic ways -- walking in space without spacesuits, carving up prostitutes. With the help of Dr. Lazarus (Frances Sternhagen), his investigation reveals that the miners are ingesting a
Jan 1, 1981 Wide
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While there are several mile-wide plot holes and one key under-developed main character, the film emerges as a tight, intriguing old-fashioned drama that gives audiences a hero worth rooting for.
Because both dialogue and direction are none too exciting, one's tired eyes wander endlessly over the space base sets.
The early-going intrigue maintains interest, but once the film starts shamelessly riffing on High Noon, all the excitement fritters away.
...not a great movie but a reliable one, with another solid performance from Sean Connery, who always makes a staunch, stalwart protagonist of truly heroic proportions.
Connery and Boyle are fine, but the wholesale lifting of High Noon's plot certainly undermines interest.
Outland is essentially High Noon in outer space, and one of the most entertaining sci-fi flicks ever made.
This harrowing sci-fi flick has mellowed with age over the years, but Sean Connery's performance is still good, and the first couple of acts are still quite engaging.
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