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The Outsider (2018)

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An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.

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Martin Zandvliet

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Andrew Baldwin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jared Leto ... Nick Lowell
Tadanobu Asano ... Kiyoshi
Kippei Shîna ... Orochi
Shioli Kutsuna ... Miyu
Emile Hirsch ... Paulie Bowers
Ray Nicholson ... American Stock Broker
Rory Cochrane ... Anthony Panetti
Nao Ohmori ... Hiromitsu
Min Tanaka ... Akihiro
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura ... Kentaro
Shun Sugata Shun Sugata ... Prison Warden
Hiroya Shimizu Hiroya Shimizu ... Banjo
Hiro Hiro ... Satoru
Young Dais Young Dais ... Takeshi
Gô Jibiki ... Eiichi
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An epic set in post-WWII Japan and centered on an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outsider See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,869
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Trivia

The film premiered in Los Angeles at Netflix headquarters on March 8, 2018. It became available for streaming on March 9, 2018. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, when the waitress hands Nick Lowell (Jared Leto) a beer, it is a long neck Bud instead of the stubby beer bottles that were used when the film is set. See more »

Quotes

Anthony Panetti: Look, I'm sure you got respect for these people because they wear silk pajamas and they bow like you're the fucking sun god when they pour the coffee. Frankly, I don't give a shit about their rules or their traditions or whatever the fuck it is that you're here to try to explain to me. We won! What's the point of winning a war if now you gotta worry about stepping on Japs' toes?
Nick Lowell: I wouldn't call them Japs.
Anthony Panetti: [scoffs] Okay. So you're one of those?
Nick Lowell: One of what?
Anthony Panetti: I got a deal with the United States ...
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Featured in The Month in Movies: March 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight with the Stars
Written by Jimmy Campbell, Reginald Connelly (as Reg Connelly) and Harry M. Woods (as Harry Woods)
Performed by Ray Noble and His Orchestra with vocal by Al Bowlly
Courtesy of RCA Records, a Division of Sony Music Entertainment
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Very Cool, Not Without Flaws, But Still Great
9 March 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

I for one thoroughly enjoyed this Netflix film, which is rare. Not sure what th deal with Metacritic rating it so low because I found it to be above average compared to most streaming originals. If you don't know the story, go ahead and watch the trailer, and for me, I was immediately drawn in to it by the trailer, because I'm a big fan of Asian crime films. And this film was not a let down in nearly any way. I loved the story, such a unique one in the time of super hero garbage and needless remakes of classics. The story pulled me in and the world it creates is a well represented one, definitely channeling other very successful Asian crime films. The action was true to the genre and definitely satisfied me.

Unfortunately not all the actors shined. Don't get me wrong, some had great performances, but others just seemed to be playing themselves, which I hate. As I said before, the world is well put together, seems very authentic with pretty good cinematography. I didn't like the pacing at some parts of the film but that really had no effect on the enjoyable experience. So I would say this is a pretty decent breathe of fresh air to see on Netflix, better than the majority of bombs that they put out into the public.

I would highly recommend it.


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