Outland Reviews

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August 20, 2019
It's all mechanical, basic, and boring... The story is predictable and the end result is obvious. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 8, 2012
The early-going intrigue maintains interest, but once the film starts shamelessly riffing on High Noon, all the excitement fritters away.
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.
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.
June 5, 2007
Connery and Boyle are fine, but the wholesale lifting of High Noon's plot certainly undermines interest.
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.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
Because both dialogue and direction are none too exciting, one's tired eyes wander endlessly over the space base sets.
January 25, 2006
Outland is essentially High Noon in outer space, and one of the most entertaining sci-fi flicks ever made.
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.
March 27, 2005
November 29, 2004
October 11, 2004
August 30, 2004
A movie of unexpected pleasures.
July 30, 2004
February 20, 2004
February 6, 2004
January 31, 2004
Outland works as a sturdy morality play set uin an unsual environment.
January 24, 2004
August 8, 2003
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.
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