The Outsider Synopsis
Recalled from the battlefields of Afghanistan to identify the remains of his daughter, British mercenary Lex Walker (Craig Fairbrass) arrives in Los Angeles to find that the body in the morgue belongs to a stranger.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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Honestly went for the Star power?

By subxerogravity
I went to see this movie because of the recognizable names of Shannon Elisabeth, Jason Patrick, and James Caan, but looking back at it, I’m not sure why. There was a time when having all three in a...