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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.


Martin Zandvliet


Andrew Baldwin
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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


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

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English | Japanese

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9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Tadanobu Asano has portrayed Hogun in the MCU Thor movies, while Jared Leto has portrayed The Joker in the DCEU Suicide Squad movie. Tadanobu Asano previously worked with Takeshi Miike in Ichi: The Killer who was previously attached to direct this film. Ichi: The Killer became an underground cult in the United States with Asano playing the films sado/masochistic antagonist. See more »


Early in the movie, when the waitress hands Jered Leto a beer, it's a long neck Bud instead of the stubby beer bottles that were used back in the day, See more »


Miyu: Do you know what your tattoo means? Do you know what it means? It's a fable. The koi fish who can swim up a waterfall becomes a dragon. It means you're arrogant.
Nick Lowell: What do your tattoos mean?
Miyu: What? Mine?
Nick Lowell: Yeah.
Miyu: Do you get the same one as me?
Nick Lowell: You have two koi fish.
Miyu: I do. One swimming up, and one swimming down.
Nick Lowell: I understand.
Miyu: You do? Tell me.
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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
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Very very underated
10 March 2018 | by seanfinnauSee all my reviews

If you like movies like Eastern promises you will love this, strange things have been going on with critical reviews of Netflix movies lately and considering RT have this a laughable 10% critical when the audience score was 81% is completely stupid. This is a very well made movie that evokes similar feelings to the last samurai while excelling in not just story but also more modern editing and kinomatrography, acting, lighting, great soundtrack as well as a nice moody atmosphere. Jared Leto who lets be honest has a tendency to over act is great in the role which calls for more subdued acting. Is it a perfect movie ? Almost i'd put it right up there with the best crime thrillers and mob dramas. Some may find the editing a bit unusual but i liked the pacing and it fit the setting of 50's japan very well

Please anyone who wants to watch this please do dont pay attention to the critics the mouse is trying to rubbish good movies like this.

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