Outlaw (2007)

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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 of the land is co-opted in this way, who decides when enough is enough?
Rating:
R (for violence, pervasive language and brief sexuality/nudity)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Cast

Bob Hoskins
as Walter Lewis
Sean Bean
as Bryant
Sean Harris
as Simon Hillier
Lennie James
as Cedric Munroe
Larry David
as Preacher
John Standing
as Capt. Mardel
Danny Dyer
as Gene Dekker
Amelda Brown
as Sandra
Michael Culkin
as Barrister
Jack Ellis
as Kelly's Father
Jason Maza
as Spam
Joe Jackson
as Subaru Kid
George Anton
as Grieves
Tom White
as Tommy White
Dave Legeno
as Walter
Ben Morris
as Publican
Darrell M. Heath
as Shopkeeper
Evelyn Duah
as Marcia
Rob Fry
as Terence Manning
Andrew Parfitt
as Frank Lordish
Igor Breakenback
as Subaru Kid
James Farrell
as Subaru Kid
Emily Maitlis
as Herself
Sonic Rainer
as Big Kid
Kate Lewington
as Bryant's Wife
Bashkim Latifi
as Wife's New Man
Georgina Bowman
as Radio Reporter
Ryan Gage
as Manning's Lawer
Marc Highcazony
as Junction Attacker
Pascoe Willis
as Junction Attacker
Budgie Burgess
as Intruder
Brian Morgan
as Surgeon
Daniel Naylor
as Bully in Pub
Simon Naylor
as Bully in Pub
Paul Stokes
as Bully in Pub
David Weare
as Dealer
Dominic Young
as Dealer
Andrew Clover
as David Lacombe
Daryn Soards
as Hawkes
Rohan Siva
as Reporter
Mike Burnside
as Father Lee
Allan Aldred
as Publican
Ian Calver
as Stag
Ryan Gage
as Manning's Lawer
Rohan Siva
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for Outlaw

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | December 14, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 12, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

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 8, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

What were the capable cast thinking?

Full Review… | March 7, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

An angry, rough, and flat-out boring revenge flick.

Full Review… | June 5, 2008
DVDTalk.com

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

Full Review… | March 11, 2008
Washington Times

Audience Reviews for Outlaw

½

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 :)

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

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.

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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