Outside In Reviews

March 27, 2020
Lynn Shelton wrote and directed two superior indie comedies, Humpday (2009) and Your Sister's Sister (2011)... Now she's back with an engrossing drama about love and circumstance, and there isn't a false note from start to finish.
April 5, 2018
Director Lynn Shelton brings a high empathic bar to Outside In, then dares the audience to clear it.
April 4, 2018
The power of these performances is that you leave thinking that Chris and Carol are out there, somewhere, and you wish them well.
Top Critic
April 2, 2018
[Lynn Shelton's] actors are always natural and unaffected, but in [Edie] Falco and [Jay] Duplass, she's found interpreters who seem to breathe her characters.
April 2, 2018
This is an conversation- and character-driven film with an occasional eye for something more ineffable, but Falco and Duplass's complicated, nakedly searching performances are the main event.
March 31, 2018
Takes some time to develop that tension into something genuinely dramatic, but Falco's performance is strong enough to make the film compelling even in its softest moments.
March 30, 2018
Another one of Shelton's delightfully untucked meanders into the crossroads of lives, Outside In may be her quietly affecting best yet.
March 30, 2018
What makes Outside In compelling isn't the way these stories move toward their inevitable conclusions, but in how these characters experience their journeys.
March 29, 2018
Shelton has a knack for three-way relationship studies; she knows exactly how to braid together two characters in a way that comments insightfully on a third.
March 29, 2018
Exploring big questions through small, intimate moments, "Outside In" is a love story that prioritizes patience and pragmatism over passion.
March 28, 2018
What elevates this lovely film above the run of the mill is Falco's heartbreaking, note-perfect performance.
March 28, 2018
The quiet, dark tableaux fit the subject matter well, and Falco is reliably strong as a woman in the throes of a moral dilemma.
March 28, 2018
Shelton's forte remains live-wire, semi-improvised comedies involving competitive neurotics, at which she's better than just about anybody else currently working.
September 22, 2017
Jay Duplass and Edie Falco anchor the movie with some of the very best performances in both of their careers.
September 17, 2017
A love story whose resolution remains tough to predict, Outside In respects all its characters by not pretending their choices are easily made.
September 11, 2017
A breezy, earnest film about powerful connections and lost time, but it never quite gets off the ground like it should.
September 9, 2017
Shelton and Duplass lend every significant character a sense of uncontrived evolution, leading to a finale that is stirring precisely for being so tentative and reserved.