Set in post-WWII Japan, an imprisoned American soldier (Leto) is released with the help of his Yakuza cellmate. Now free, he sets out to earn their respect and repay his debt while navigating the dangerous criminal underworld.
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March 08, 2018 If the film's not going to interrogate the politics behind its core premise of an army man's quest to out-Asian actual Asian men, it's scarcely worth telling at all.Read in Source
March 11, 2018 Over-familiar mob saga with a somewhat miscast lead but an absolutely fascinating milieu.Read in Source
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 08, 2018 Generic but not uninteresting, with a good performance from Leto.Read in Source
March 08, 2018 Can a gaijin ever be trusted like family, or will his motives ultimately be self-serving? It's an interesting question in a story that's otherwise completely devoid of interesting questions, but The Outsider is too enamored with its foreign star.Read in Source
March 08, 2018 Beat for beat, one of the most tediously generic yakuza stories imaginable.Read in Source
March 08, 2018 Dull, flavorless, and fundamentally incurious, "The Outsider" is a clueless misfire, the cinematic equivalent of a study-abroad student showing off the kanji forearm tattoo whose meaning he never bothered to learn.Read in Source
The Daily Beast
March 08, 2018 The only thing about The Outsider that even comes close to cracking the oppressive shell it's encased in is Tadanobu Asano's performance as Kiyoshi.Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
March 08, 2018 "The Outsider" is a slick copy of multiple, much-better films and TV series. It's so well-polished it's practically featureless.Read in Source
March 09, 2018 Take Leto out of the picture and you have an even less noteworthy movie, a yakuza tale with an originality deficit.Read in Source
March 08, 2018 Designed to offer Western audiences the opportunity to see a Caucasian movie star, and a heartthrob one at that, in an unusual genre setting, The Outsider rarely manages to rise above its audience-baiting concept.Read in Source
March 08, 2018 Organized crime may be organized, but it's hard to imagine that it's actually as dull as The Outsider makes it out to be.Read in Source
Consequence of Sound
March 11, 2018 The Outsider is Nick, and perhaps that's the film's most fatal flaw. We're never allowed near the guy, and Leto's not the type to draw you in or emote. He's too alien.Read in Source
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Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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