Outland Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 8, 2012
The early-going intrigue maintains interest, but once the film starts shamelessly riffing on High Noon, all the excitement fritters away.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 10, 2012
...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.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
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.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 5, 2007
Connery and Boyle are fine, but the wholesale lifting of High Noon's plot certainly undermines interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
June 5, 2007
The failure of director-writer Peter Hyams to put any weight whatever behind the moral issues (crude as they are) makes this merely violent nonsense.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Because both dialogue and direction are none too exciting, one's tired eyes wander endlessly over the space base sets.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
January 25, 2006
Outland is essentially High Noon in outer space, and one of the most entertaining sci-fi flicks ever made.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
August 14, 2005
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A movie of unexpected pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 31, 2004
Outland works as a sturdy morality play set uin an unsual environment.

Film4
May 24, 2003
Hyams has directed a few sci-fi action thrillers including Capricorn One, Sudden Death, Timecop and 2010. This isn't his best.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 9, 2002
...an enjoyable sci-fi action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 23, 2002
Exciting science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
This not-so-fast paced actioner is worthwhile watching if only for the Alien inspired sets and costumes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 27, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
November 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
October 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 30, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 20, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 6, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
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