• The Outsider (2005)

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Release Date: June 16th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2008

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
James Toback, a director who has spent several decades making movies on the edge of the mainstream, candidly discusses his career in this documentary that focuses on the making of his 2004 film "When Will I Be Loved" With commentary from a diverse roster of observers and actors, including Woody Allen and Harvey Keitel, the film sheds light on Toback's no-nonsense shooting style and the colorful lifestyle that informs his scripts for movies like "The Pick-up Artist" and "Fingers."

Director: Nicholas Jarecki

Genres: Documentary

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Jarecki seems all too eager to buy into Toback's depiction of himself as the ultimate Hollywood outsider. Try telling that to the independent filmmakers who aren't on a first-name basis with Warren Beatty. show more

  • As is often the case with Toback's films, even as you're shaking your head at his shameless self-indulgence, you can't help but keep on watching. show more

  • An ideal introduction to Toback's output as well as a welcome elucidation for longtime fans. Apart from those worthy functions, The Outsider is also shrewdly made, illuminating its subject in a variety of settings and, at times, subtly assuming the style of Toback's films. show more

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