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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 25
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    When the big caper finally arrives, you will neither grasp nor care about what's going on. show more

  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Painfully dull thriller. show more

  • 30
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    It’s especially sad to see such notable actors as Caan and Patric reduced to appearing in this sort of bottom of the barrel, direct-to-video fare. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The cheesy techno-thriller The Outsider is a blaring B-movie that doesn’t have much going for it, but it does have an engaging action hero in its leading man, a snarling Cockney badass named Craig Fairbrass. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Lamely directed by Brian A. Miller, who co-wrote it with Mr. Fairbrass, this is the kind of curiosity that used to fill the bottom half of a double feature in the day when we still had drive-ins. The real outsider is the movie itself. show more

  • 25

    The Outsider is a subpar version of "The Limey" starring a subpar version of Terence Stamp. show more

  • 30
    Chris Klimek The Dissolve

    Baseline competence elevates The Outsider, just barely, into the realm of perfect forgetability. show more

  • 33
    Gabe Toro The Playlist

    The film’s dismal action staging and over-complex story can’t seem to overcome Mr. Fairbrass’s lo-fi presence. show more

  • 30
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    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. show more

  • 30
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Fairbrass has a certain rugged sincerity and appealing sense of barely coiled rage, but it's mostly wasted in a screenplay (by director Brian A. Miller) of gaping plot holes, wan excitement and dumb action cliches. show more

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