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Release Date: 2018

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
After World War II, an American POW stays in Japan and works his way through the rituals and hardships of the yakuza to become a member of the crime organization.

Cast: Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Rory Cochrane, Kippei Shiina, Emile Hirsch, Shioli Kutsuna, Nao Ômori, Min Tanaka

Director: Martin Zandvliet

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama, Mystery

Production Co: Linson Entertainment, Waypoint Entertainment

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Ratings & Reviews

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  • Just far enough off the well-worn mob movie path to be worth a look, even if — like too much on Netflix — you feel the need to bail and see what else is available before it bleeds out. show more

  • It takes extremely familiar plot points and plays them straight, adding nothing new except the premise - a white American joining the Yakuza - which ultimately has very little to do with how the story unfolds. The film might be a functional crime drama but it’s an incredibly unremarkable one. show more

  • Merging standard gangster movie clichés of both the Japanese and American variety, The Outsider only manages to be ultra-violent and ultra-dull simultaneously. show more

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