(2008)

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70
The Hollywood Reporter
It's entertaining nonsense with major league special effects, larger-than-life characters and inventive monsters that draw on the "Aliens" and "Predator" models, being terrifying but also vaguely sympathetic.
67
Surprise number one: It's smarter than it looks. Surprise number two: That doesn't entirely ruin it as an action film.
63
An enjoyably goofy hybrid of extraterrestrial sci-fi and Iron Age action, Outlander boasts a super-serious Jim Caviezel in the title role
50
Variety
Not helped by a wooden perf from Jim Caviezel as a humanoid alien who accidentally imports a real alien to eighth-century Earth.
50
Outlander is interesting as a collision of genres: the monster movie meets the Viking saga. You have to give it credit for carrying that premise to its ultimate (if not logical) conclusion.
50
The nuttiest hunk of junk in many months.
50
By taking nonsense seriously Outlander never achieves camp. It's a comic book that's mistaken itself for scripture.
50
If only Outlander was as fun as the premise makes it sound on paper.
25
Miami Herald
There isn't a single scene in this story about a traveler from another planet (Jim Caviezel) who crash-lands on Earth during the Iron Age that doesn't remind you of another, better movie.
20
Chicago Reader
Writer-director Howard McCain bids fair to dethrone Uwe Boll as the king of crap action flicks, and every second feels like time on the cross.

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