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The Outsider (2014)



Average Rating: 2.8/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 8

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A British mercenary scours L.A. for his missing daughter with the help of a seasoned inner-city detective in this gritty action thriller. Lex Walker (Craig Fairbrass) is fighting on the front lines in Afghanistan when he is summoned to L.A. to identify his daughter Sam's remains. When the sheet at the morgue is pulled back, however, Lex is alternately shocked and relieved to see that it is not his little girl laid out on the slab. Yet the question remains - if this isn't his daughter, where has


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Craig Fairbrass, Brian A. Miller

Jun 16, 2014

RLJ Entertainment/Image Entertainment

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Just know, then, that when the big caper finally arrives, you will neither grasp nor care about what's going on.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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"The Outsider" is a subpar version of "The Limey" starring a subpar version of Terence Stamp.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source:
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Given a lot of style, this could have been another "The Limey"; given even a bit more humor and flashier action sequences, it might have passed for another Statham picture.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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There's not enough here for even an imported action hero to work with.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Fairbrass moves stiffly through both the drama and fight scenes - as if he were underwater. Supporting parts in Jason Statham movies may be his calling, instead.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Fairbrass proves a hulking wannabe ass-kicker without much distinctive charisma, and his leaden performance is matched by sleepy, one-note supporting turns by the slumming-it Patric and Caan.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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Blunt and simplistic, there's not a moment in this thriller that feels inspired by anything other than criminal TV shows.

March 7, 2014 Full Review Source:

Embraces its disposable B-movie leanings, but remains mediocre even under these modest prospects.

March 3, 2014 Full Review Source:

...The Outsider resembles the types of amateur movies we'll be watching in the future-shoddy simulations of genres we like, with either us or a similarly charisma-less family member edited into a film as the lead alongside professional actors.

February 14, 2014 Full Review Source: The Playlist
The Playlist

This isn't Taken, unless that's how you feel after forking over $10 bucks to see this thing.

February 9, 2014 Full Review Source: PopMatters

Sadly, [a certain] baseline competence elevates The Outsider, just barely, into the realm of perfect forgetability.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
The Dissolve

A thoroughly generic action picture...The Outsider never rises above the clichés of an overpopulated genre.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Any entertainment value comes from peripheral things, like wondering what excuse they'll find to get Shannon Elizabeth into a tight, low-cut dress, or why every single light source in this film, no matter how small, emits a blinding lens flare.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

A futile attempt to emulate the box office success of Taken.

February 7, 2014 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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The Outsider doesn't break the action movie mold in any way but it is an efficient little, low-budget crime thriller that has the good sense to not overstay its welcome.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
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The imposing Fairbrass makes for a formidable action hero, but he's no match for the inert direction, boilerplate dialogue and razor-thin characters he trounces with ease.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source: Daily Herald (IL)
Daily Herald (IL)

Miller fights to create panic out of nothing, employing a bland leading man and a repetitive sense of violence to snap this snoozer awake.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source:

As far as poor man's versions of Steven Soderbergh's The Limey go, one can probably do worse than The Outsider.

February 6, 2014 Full Review Source:

Audience Reviews for The Outsider

Another generic American action crime drama which will leave you with no impression after watching it. Solidly directed by Brian A. Miller and written by Craig Fairbrass, the film stars Craig Fairbrass, James Caan, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Patric, Melissa Ordway and Johnny Messner. I know people who are actually fans of this type of movies, where there is no much talking, except basic phrases, and most of the issues are resolved with the fist in the face. If you like something like that, this should be on your list!

Shallow story is about an investigation of a dead daughter of a military contractor Lex Walker (Craig Fairbrass) , and his discovery after the arrival in Los Angeles, that the body of the victim is actually not his daughter's.

It is a simple low budget action movie with low budget results.
May 21, 2014
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