MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 319 this week

Outlander (2008)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 59,729 users   Metascore: 40/100
Reviews: 152 user | 109 critic | 11 from Metacritic.com

During the reign of the Vikings, Kainan, a man from a far-off world, crash lands on Earth, bringing with him an alien predator known as the Moorwen. Though both man and monster are seeking revenge for violence committed against them, Kainan leads the alliance to kill the Moorwen by fusing his advanced technology with the Viking's Iron Age weaponry.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 26 Oct 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 31 Jan 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 30 May 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 17 Sep 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Outlander" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Outlander (2008)

Outlander (2008) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Outlander.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Outlander (TV Series 2014)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is... See full summary »

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix
Pathfinder (2007)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their savior in a fight against the Norsemen.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Karl Urban, Clancy Brown, Moon Bloodgood
Outlanders (2007)
Drama | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

After his father's death, Adam hitchhikes to London from his hometown in Poland to find his older brother... See full synopsis »

Director: Dominic Lees
Stars: Jakub Tolak, Przemyslaw Sadowski, Alexis Raben
Æon Flux (2005)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Aeon Flux is a mysterious assassin working for the Monicans, a group of rebels trying to overthrow the government. When she is a sent on a mission to kill the Chairman, a whole new mystery is found.

Director: Karyn Kusama
Stars: Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sophie Okonedo
Sci-Fi | Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Director: Simon Wells
Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy
Long Weekend (2008)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.

Director: Jamie Blanks
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, Star
A Boy's Life (2014)
Short | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A Boy's Life is a short narrative told only through visuals. It takes what initially appears to be a portrait of a troubled youth and twists to reveal a world gone awry. Harking back to the... See full summary »

Director: Howard McCain
Stars: Jack Ventimilia, Wayne Thomas Yorke, Tess McCain
Transit I (2012)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A gang of bank robbers hide their loot in the car of a family going camping. They chase down the family to kill them and get the loot back, but run into a fight.

Director: Antonio Negret
Stars: Jim Caviezel, James Frain, Elisabeth Röhm
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Cliff Saunders ...
...
...
...
Bailey Maughan ...
...
Donal (as John E. Nelles)
...
Bjorn (as James Rogers)
Scott Owen ...
Petra Prazak ...
Mara
Owen Pattison ...
Matt Cooke ...
Captain
Edit

Storyline

In 709 AD, in the Iron Age, a spacecraft crashes in the Viking kingdom of Herot, Norway, and the pilot Kainan survives. He turns the beacon on; learns the language and culture of the planet using a machine; and finds that the predator, Moorwen, that he was transporting, had escaped. While chasing the alien monster, he finds a village completely destroyed and is arrested by the warrior Wulfric, believing that he killed the locals - Kainan is brought to Herot as a prisoner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It destroyed his world. He won't let it destroy ours.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (Latvia)  »

Also Known As:

A kívülálló  »

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$59,581 (USA) (23 January 2009)

Gross:

$160,641 (USA) (6 March 2009)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the shields in Shield Hall is painted like the Norwegian Flag. See more »

Goofs

In the final credits roll, they have listed Gros Morne as a Provincial Park. This is incorrect, it is a National Park. See more »

Quotes

Wulfric: We could have been friends.
Kainan: We *are* friends.
See more »

Connections

References Dragonslayer (1981) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Beowulf from Outer Space
27 January 2009 | by (Plovdiv, Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

"Outlander" is a great surprise by director Howard McCain - honestly never heard of him before, but I'll be keeping an eye on his work from now on! The movie opens with a spaceship crashing down on Earth, Norway 700 AD. The only surviour from the crew, Kainan (James Caviezel), is soon captured by vikings, who blame him for the slaughter in a nearby village. The outworlder claims he is not responsible and he has come to these lands hunting for dragons. The vikings don't trust a word... until their own village is attacked by a mysterious creature - something that Kainan brought with him from outer space...

Proving himself in battle Kainan gains the trust of the vikings and gets himself some trusty friends... and some interest from the King's daughter Freya (Sophia Myles). Together they have to face the alien beast Moorwen and find a way to destroy it. But Kainen is hunted not only by a monster, but by guilt and memories as well. He couldn't protect his beloved wife and son from the very same creature.

The story is simple and yet gripping. The idea that a pack of vikings and a spaceman battle an alien beast was exciting enough to make me interested and willing to see the movie. I approached it with no great expectations and I found myself pleasantly surprised! The movie is in fact very entertaining and involving. Jim Caviezel is an excellent choice for a tragic hero haunted by his past - a true Beowulf from outer space. The rest of the cast does a good job as well. I loved Sophia Myles in "Tristan & Isolde" and I was pleased to watch her again, this time as a bold Viking princess. In the supporting cast we have John Hurt and Ron Perlman (they've collaborated before on the Hellboy movies).

The Moorwen is designed by Patrick Tatopolous and if you're familiar with his work you can sense his style in it. I'd say there is some Godzilla-nuance to the Moorwen, but the luminous abilities of the creature were something new and exciting.

The production design, the sets and the costumes were also very good, but what really impressed me were the flashback sequences of Kainan's life before falling down to Earth. The Moorwen planet war scene is truly great and the only thing I regret is that they were not longer - I can enjoy out-of-this-world landscapes anytime! The CGI was impressive. I would play the movie again just to watch them once more.

The movie could use some faster pace at times and I find it slightly longer than it should have been, but by no means boring or trying. "Outlander" delivers an excellent sci-fi action-adventure - something we don't see too often these days!


121 of 156 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Three glaring flaws wrecked this film itszombietime
hollywood piss on norway sladrekongen
DId the Princess Killing a SEASONED warrior take anyone else out of the bootsie8656
Anyone else feel sorry for the Moorwen... stillnotawake-1
How useful is a 'nuked' planet? bowmanblue
Budget and gross on IMDb jekkukyy
Discuss Outlander (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?