The Outsider Reviews

March 7, 2014
Blunt and simplistic, there's not a moment in this thriller that feels inspired by anything other than criminal TV shows.
March 3, 2014
Embraces its disposable B-movie leanings, but remains mediocre even under these modest prospects.
February 9, 2014
This isn't Taken, unless that's how you feel after forking over $10 bucks to see this thing.
February 7, 2014
Sadly, [a certain] baseline competence elevates The Outsider, just barely, into the realm of perfect forgetability.
February 7, 2014
A thoroughly generic action picture...The Outsider never rises above the clichs of an overpopulated genre.
February 7, 2014
Just know, then, that when the big caper finally arrives, you will neither grasp nor care about what's going on.
February 7, 2014
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
"The Outsider" is a subpar version of "The Limey" starring a subpar version of Terence Stamp.
February 7, 2014
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
A futile attempt to emulate the box office success of Taken.
February 6, 2014
There's not enough here for even an imported action hero to work with.
February 6, 2014
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
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
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
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
As far as poor man's versions of Steven Soderbergh's The Limey go, one can probably do worse than The Outsider.
February 5, 2014
May Fairbrass the actor find a more interesting story than the one by Fairbrass the writer.
Top Critic
February 5, 2014
The Outsider is so far-fetched it redefines the word "preposterous" and is made doubly untidy by the star's clotted accent.
January 26, 2014
as is frequently the case when the same person writes and directs, one talent is stronger than the other.