The Outsider


Crime / Drama / Thriller

IMDb Rating 6.3 10 15,412


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April 6, 2019


Emile Hirsch as Self
Jared Leto as Frankie Griffin
Rory Cochrane as Billy Mack Black
Tadanobu Asano as Ayano Haruno - uncle
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23.976 fps
120 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by christurley-75161 10 / 10 / 10

Before you write this off... WATCH IT!

Imagine... You enjoy independent cinema... You are trying to rid of your ideleness, by seeing something fresh and exciting, yet it combines themes from other films involving organized crime. We all feel like outsiders at times. We all are just maybe looking for swim against the current, yet knowing when to flow with it - As Leto's character, Nick, in this film suggests to the very gorgeous Shioli Kutsuna. There won't be spoilers in this review, that last part I cited is found in the trailer. I have been debating tirelessly on Twitter against Asian critics of this film. They dismiss it, before it was released as, "Whitewashing;" "Offensive;" "Westernizing;" amongst many phrases that are slanderous. It is impossible to know the intent of Jared Leto, for taking the role and executive producing. It is not possible to understand the mindset of Martin Zandvliet (Director), or the screenplay writer Andrew Baldwin, behind making this film. Is this a perfect film? Or course not! It is not trying to be! Is there sexy style? Yes. Is there a cool plot? Definitely. Is it worth watching? Absolutely. I think this is one of the best 2018 has yet to offer and just like Leto's work in Blade Runner 2049, it'll forever be underappreciated. All thanks to the big baby critics (Not all Asian), but the others who before even witnessing this great film - wrote it off as something that it's not. If this film was making an attempt to have a hot shot Hollywood guy (Jared Leto is anything but, the guy is the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars and has proven to be a HARD worker as an actor) just be propped by Asian extras in a Japanese culture to make Asian culture more palatable, would the film be named, "The Outsider," or as they call him (You may remember from Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - nobody accused this of white washing, hmm wonder why?) "Geijin," which is Japanese for, "Outsider." I am baffled by everyone's uproars to a perfectly harmless picture. Japan is behind China, but with South Korea shares the spotlight of having a top-ten rating in terms of revenue generated in cinema, where are the naysayers to be found in those films? But they go out of their way to bash this before it's even released! I find that to be more offensive than a guy who is white joining the Yakuza. This movie is wrongly being bashed for everything that has nothing to do with the movie. How I worded that may be confusing, but I mean every syllable - read it slowly. The soundtrack, cinematography, the ode to John Wick nature this film has makes films like, "The Last Samurai," look as cheap as the title suggests. This film was mishandled by its producers in my opinion and Leto could be one of them; however, how responsible they are for marketing is above my pay grade. I can tell you, if you see this movie for yourself - you should be thinking, "If a black or Mexican guy were to be cast instead of Leto, would we be having the same reviews shown to us?" I am in no way being dismissive of racial inequality, it is present and I admire any Asian critic who wishes to voice their opinion, but from my vantage point; I believe their using the wrong film to do so with. This story is probably unrealistic; however, there is something profound about it. There is true magnanimity in Leto's character. Assisting Japanese thugs to the point of him becoming trusted and loved. If ever in your dull and idle life finding yourself feeling like an outsider - this is your movie. I give it an A - because again, it is not perfect. The moments of violence seem all too convenient; however, this does take place after WWII. Enjoy it, believe me; I have seen awful movies - this is not one of them.

Reviewed by Puddles 10 / 10 / 10

Ignore critics and watch this movie

The critics are once again wrong. This is a good yakuza movie although there are better movies but I enjoyed this movie. It is slow going, building up characters. The climax and ending are good. Jared Leto is great in this movie, playing the silent but dangerous American who gets involved with the Yakuza. Leto's character is mysterious, maybe too mysterious. It would have been nice to understand his motivation and background. There is a small caveat to his former life but it is so small that it does not answer any questions except that's Leto's character is brutal. I didn't think this was the white savior type of movie like The Last Samurai. Please watch and support movies like this, movies that take a chance.

Reviewed by Her-Excellency 10 / 10 / 10

Almost Didn't Watch It. Glad I Did.

Do you know the saying which goes: "opinions are like ...."? Well, I read a review which read: "(The Outsider) Is a Culturally Insensitive Disaster" and how this was "another missed opportunity to cast an Asian or Asian American lead". Seriously? What a rag of a magazine and what a joke of a reviewer. To begin, there would have been no premise for the film and therefore no film had the lead (Jared Leto) not been white - it mostly revolved around this fact. Secondly, sure, just ignore the fact that practically EVERY OTHER actor/actress was Asian. How do these "opinions" get a voice? ...Unreal. As for the film itself, I would say it is a solid 7, but I gave it a 10 to offset the scores from people like the bobo-head who wrote the aforementioned so-called 'review'. The Outsider starts out more or less brutishly but at a slower than usual pace, although not slow (if that makes sense) and keeps that slowish but heightened pace throughout. At the same time though, and please note the difference, it doesn't bother with a lot of filler or back-story. Pretty much everything lends to the plot. The plot is in your face and many times you can see what is coming, but the way that those things 'come' and are filmed, makes up for thinking you know what is going to happen. Leto delivers a strong performance, but the real show-stealer is Tadanobu Asano with a lesser, but still excellent performance by Kippei Shîna. (Thanks IMDb for their names :)). Is The Outsider one of my favorite movies? No; but, a while back, sick and disgusted with the rating manipulations on this site and the fact that the site wouldn't do anything about small, independent films which were obviously skewed with fake ratings, I deleted most every one of my reviews and said I wouldn't be back (and truly, I don't believe in ratings any longer); however, I decided this movie deserves a voice which may reach someone who is looking for a well put together film about betrayal, yes, but most ardently, about love, friendship, brotherhood, family and honor.

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