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The Outsider (2018)



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Set in post-WWII Japan, an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) is released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld

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Jared Leto
as Nick Lowell
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Take Leto out of the picture and you have an even less noteworthy movie, a yakuza tale with an originality deficit.

March 9, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Can a gaijin ever be trusted like family, or will his motives ultimately be self-serving? It's an interesting question in a story that's otherwise completely devoid of interesting questions, but The Outsider is too enamored with its foreign star.

March 8, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…

"The Outsider" is a slick copy of multiple, much-better films and TV series. It's so well-polished it's practically featureless.

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Designed to offer Western audiences the opportunity to see a Caucasian movie star, and a heartthrob one at that, in an unusual genre setting, The Outsider rarely manages to rise above its audience-baiting concept.

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Dull, flavorless, and fundamentally incurious, "The Outsider" is a clueless misfire, the cinematic equivalent of a study-abroad student showing off the kanji forearm tattoo whose meaning he never bothered to learn.

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Beat for beat, one of the most tediously generic yakuza stories imaginable.

March 8, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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