Outlander Reviews

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November 18, 2011
August 31, 2010
Beowulf with aliens and lots of gore, violence.
June 20, 2009
A mead hall party feels like a Iron Age version of "Cheers," right down to the "Norm!" greeting for one character. It's one of many leaden diversions from what should be a lean, economical, brutal B-movie of aliens, Vikings and alternate timelines.
April 28, 2009
Most of the time, though, Howard McCain's movie is plain dull.
April 28, 2009
The creature is about as convincing as a furry dragon carried through Chinatown.
April 25, 2009
As clunky and ineffective as an iron-age weapon on an alien predator's hide, this retro-SF rationalisation of Beowulf could have done with less sword and more pen.
April 25, 2009
With plenty of spattered blood and gore and some nice homages to the Beowulf tale the movie isn't without thrills, though its conceptual ambitions are rarely fulfilled in their execution.
April 24, 2009
Sadly, the kooky premise of Outlander solidifies quickly into formula: monster is fought, fair maiden won, kingship gained and past errors redeemed with no real surprises along the way.
April 24, 2009
We are now deep, deep, deep into nerd territory, so deep you will get a nosebleed in your diving suit.
April 24, 2009
As the ginger offspring of a Ridley Scott/Peter Jackson gangbang, Outlander is a wannabe B movie classic that's so shit, it's just... shit!
April 24, 2009
It cracks along at a fair old pace...even if it is in a direction you won't need sat-nav to predict.
April 24, 2009
This should have been a cracking genre piece - Vikings? Monsters? What's not to like? - even if Beowulf hadn't got there first. But despite the cool concept, it commits the cardinal sin of being a little too much on the dull side.
April 24, 2009
Combine this with a humourless screenplay and unimaginative direction, and Outlander is heavy going.
April 24, 2009
Cribbing desperately from The Lord Of The Rings, Reign Of Fire, and especially Beowulf, it's a snorgasbord of awfulness.
April 24, 2009
To nobody's surprise, it's a rubbish but loveably camp shambles.
April 24, 2009
Outlander may very well have been pitched as Beowulf meets Predator, but it's like buying a tin of tuna steak and opening it to find it's chopped pork and ham.
April 24, 2009
With its depressing lack of humour failing to compensate for its budget-deficient action sequences, it almost makes the films of Uwe Boll look competent.
February 6, 2009
Becomes dismayingly conventional.
February 2, 2009
A sci-fi action period piece with generous doses of horror, romance, picturesque scenery, second-hand costumes, and cliche as far as the eye can see. Interested yet?
January 29, 2009
It's much too serious to succeed at the gaudy spectacle its concept promises.
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