38

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
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.
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33

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
The film’s dismal action staging and over-complex story can’t seem to overcome Mr. Fairbrass’s lo-fi presence.
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30

The Dissolve

Baseline competence elevates The Outsider, just barely, into the realm of perfect forgetability.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
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.
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30

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
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.
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30

The New York Times

By Nicolas Rapold
After a somewhat tense opening chase involving a lot of girders, much of the film is rather shakily assembled.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
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.
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
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.
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25

RogerEbert.com

The Outsider is a subpar version of "The Limey" starring a subpar version of Terence Stamp.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
When the big caper finally arrives, you will neither grasp nor care about what's going on.
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23 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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