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Outlaw (2007)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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London: present day. In lawless streets the guilty are left unhindered to go about their business. Returning from a tour of duty in Iraq, former paratrooper Bryant is appalled by what he sees in a country he no longer recognizes. Determined to do something about it, he assembles a group of like minded souls who resolve to restore the balance between right and wrong, good and evil--enforcing justice with a brutality to match that of the once unpunished, unsuspecting wrongdoers. But when the law

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Nick Love

Mar 11, 2008

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Give me a bit of the old ultraviolence any day. Just make me care about it.

December 14, 2007 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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Both the pic's power and its problems stem from Love deliberately taking no moral position nor offering any solutions; he gives his audience what it wants at a gut level and doesn't wimp out at the end.

March 12, 2007 Full Review Source: Variety
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The actors are all too good for this kind of stuff, but they do the business, while Sam McCurdy's sharp cinematography and Stuart Gazzard's slick editing keep it all moving swiftly.

March 9, 2007
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What were the capable cast thinking?

March 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out
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An angry, rough, and flat-out boring revenge flick.

June 6, 2008 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

Outlaw commits an unforgivable offense. It makes the vigilante genre boring.

March 11, 2008 Full Review Source: Washington Times | Comment (1)
Washington Times

Racho-macho vigilante action with a cockney accent, Outlaw is made to seem more important than it really is by the presence of Sean Bean and Bob Hoskins in key roles

February 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

Strong language and bone-crunching tear-ups won't appeal to the faint-hearted - but for fans of in-your-face action, this is the business.

March 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

Leaves you wondering what it wants to say and whom it's supposed to be aimed at.

March 11, 2007 Full Review Source: thelondonpaper | Comments (2)
thelondonpaper

Crime-revenge-porn without any style or wit or convincing narrative.

March 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Guardian | Comment (1)
Guardian

The characters never convince and it spirals into plain silliness.

March 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Sunday Mirror [UK]
Sunday Mirror [UK]

An ill-thought out film where raw, electric violence sits uneasily with moral posturing. It's time to call the cops...

March 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

It's not the explicit violence and primal anger that is worrying, it's the fact that Love may be tapping into something simmering in the nation's psyche.

March 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Death Wish meets the Daily Mail

March 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Film4

The kind of film the tabloids will call to ban. Don't take that as a reason to see it.

March 8, 2007 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Potentially interesting premise and some good performances, but it quickly falls apart.

March 8, 2007 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

While this feels like a missed opportunity, it could be worse.

March 6, 2007 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

It looks great, and touches on some important issues, but doesn't seem sure what to do with them.

March 3, 2007 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
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Audience Reviews for Outlaw

British film that basically brings to light what state the country is in these days, how law abiding citizens seem to be let down or failed by the system whilst criminals appear to roam free with little fear of severe punishment.

Its a sad fact that the film is pretty accurate with the type violence and youth gang/hoodie culture that this country suffers and the plot behind a small group of men who become vigilantes against the crime is a very satisfying one. The cast is abit mismatched here for my liking really, Bean is perfect for the role with his butch South Yorkshire, manly, grizzled features and heavy accent but other members of the small gang are less effective and not as believeable despite the fact they are suppose to be weak. Dyer is a totally wrong choice in my opinion as he should be hosting something like 'Big Brother' or whatever, simply not good enough even for this small film.

In general the film is very engaging and keeps you stuck to the screen wanting to see the bad guys get battered, its this primal vengeance that most English people will feel when watching this film as we all know exactly what its like and what is going on in our city streets everyday and this film exposes and bleeds that fact. Problem is the film loses its stride as things progress more towards major drug dealers and then towards the end gets abit silly with out of hand gun battles against police. Its a shame because you really don't wanna see the good guys get involved against the police, you wanna see them kicking hoodie ass and getting away :)
September 2, 2011
phubbs1

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Excellent Film with Sean Bean making the most of his tough guy image. Sean Harris also adds well as the semi psycho whose ending is interesting. A international host of stars in this one of which this movie did not show well in the US, only to our lose. Film is about a group of people who are wronged by the lawless system of England or just wronged by teenage gangs. So they take law in there own hands, which makes for a 5 star movie.
June 17, 2010
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Bruce Bruce

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Self Justice or vengeance( if you prefer) ended up in Disaster. Great acting, but the plot could have been a tiny bit better. I have to say Sean Bean was Brilliant in his role.
January 10, 2010
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Wahida K

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Nick Love's most thought provoking film to date, not brilliantly executed but quite well directed all the same. Give the story to a more capable director who's less interested in violence and this could have been a much fairer and entertaining film. Well done to him all the same though, this film does have balls!
October 23, 2009
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