On the Outs (2005)



Critic Consensus: With powerful lead performances, this gritty docudrama about the desperate lives of three young women in Jersey City packs an emotional wallop.

Movie Info

Three teenage girls struggle to survive in the urban jungle of their hardscrabble New Jersey neighborhood in this fact-inspired independent drama. Oz (Judy Marte) is an unapologetically tough 17-year-old who oversees a team of drug dealers, but beneath her hard shell is a soft heart as she cares for her younger brother who is mentally challenged (Dominic Colón). Suzette (Anny Mariano) is 15, and her mother is determined that her daughter is going to make something of herself -- which makes … More

Rating: R (for pervasive language, strong drug use, some violence, and sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Michael Skolnik, Lori Silverbush
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 9, 2006
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as Suzette

as Marisol

as J Stutter

as Social Worker
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Critic Reviews for On the Outs

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (17)

Harrowing and heartbreaking, On the Outs is persuasively performed by fine actors, yet has the real feel of a documentary.

Full Review… | February 10, 2006
Houston Chronicle
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It succeeds, if unevenly.

Full Review… | January 20, 2006
Washington Post
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A work of harrowing, visceral power.

Full Review… | January 20, 2006
Miami Herald
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Well-meaning but mediocre.

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
L.A. Weekly
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An attention-grabbing showcase for three promising actresses in sharply drawn lead roles.

Full Review… | January 19, 2006
Top Critic

The performances are terrific: None is showy or actorish but earnest, truthful jobs laying bare souls in anguish.

January 19, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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