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New York Post:
May Fairbrass the actor find a more interesting story than the one by Fairbrass the writer.
New York Observer:
The Outsider is so far-fetched it redefines the word "preposterous" and is made doubly untidy by the star's clotted accent.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com:
The Outsider doesn't break the action movie mold in any way but it is an efficient little, low-budget crime thriller that has the good sense to not overstay its welcome.
Given a lot of style, this could have been another "The Limey"; given even a bit more humor and flashier action sequences, it might have passed for another Statham picture.
New York Daily News:
Fairbrass moves stiffly through both the drama and fight scenes - as if he were underwater. Supporting parts in Jason Statham movies may be his calling, instead.
Just know, then, that when the big caper finally arrives, you will neither grasp nor care about what's going on.
"The Outsider" is a subpar version of "The Limey" starring a subpar version of Terence Stamp.
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.