The Outsider: Season 1 Reviews

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July 13, 2021
Hopefully, The Outsider's Fincher-flavoured intensity and sharp acting performances will prove a winning combination for viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 26, 2021
The Outsider continues to hold us in deep suspense. [Full review in Spanish]
April 19, 2021
It's King's oeuvre as we've never seen it done before, with moody camerawork, taut scripts, and what at first appears to be a complete genre shift for the Master of Horror.
March 9, 2021
The Outsider is a superbly written, shot and acted miniseries, that is not to be missed, whether one is a Stephen King fan or not.
December 16, 2020
Mendelsohn continuing his great work in TV, with another display of that distinctive brand of jittery intensity, as a Georgia cop who is faced with the grisly investigation, a particularly unpleasant and brutal murder of a child.
September 24, 2020
Price's adaptation not only plays to the original novel's strengths, it realizes it with terrific filmmaking and some master-class acting.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 22, 2020
A show about loss, grief and the limits of belief. Wonderfully executed by an admirable cast. [Full review in Spanish].
March 19, 2020
The Outsider is a slow burn from the start, but still kept me on the edge of my seat. With multiple twists and turns, it is a true thriller - and more than worth a binge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 12, 2020
Molly is already one of the female characters of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 11, 2020
From the opening moments of the show, it laid itself out as much of a mood piece as a procedural...Every single shot was framed for maximum weirdness and tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 9, 2020
[A] masterly adaptation.
March 6, 2020
Don't watch this one alone. It can creep you out.
March 4, 2020
Price, an excellent screenwriter and novelist in his own right, played down The Outsider's supernatural elements so much, it was almost as if he was ashamed to embrace horror, in case it dented the miniseries' prestige TV aspirations.
February 26, 2020
Much like Holly convincing cops to believe in monsters, the entire cast gives understated, realistic performances, making this one of the best horror series in a while - particularly for skeptics.
February 21, 2020
A stellar cast includes Bateman, Ben Mendelsohn, Cynthia Erivo and a whole host of others, not to mention fine scripts by the highly gifted Richard Price.
February 19, 2020
The story is a slog, though, and I think it's the biggest hurdle viewers will face. Assuming it ends well, I feel like The Outsider would work better as a binge watch.
February 14, 2020
The Outsider pulls off a remarkable high-wire balancing act... It's classic King, this eruption of the otherworldly in the midst of Middle American normality.
February 12, 2020
[H]aunting in the very best sense of the word.
February 7, 2020
Dark Stephen King adaptation is violent, slow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 5, 2020
The revelations are delivered too slowly. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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