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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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,869
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Trivia

Jared Leto and Rory Cochrane also worked together in Sunset Strip (2000). See more »

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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

Prison Warden: [in Japanese] Get on your knees. Are you proud of yourself for saving him? You'd better mind your own business.
[to Kiyoshi]
Prison Warden: You thought you could get this note out? What is this?
[hits Kiyoshi and shows note to Nick]
Prison Warden: What is this? I'm asking you! What is this?
Nick Lowell: I don't speak Japanese.
Prison Warden: [hits Nick] Throw him in solitary.
[to Kiyoshi]
Prison Warden: Nobody knows that you're here. You'll never get out of here.
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Slammed by the critics, loved by us
21 March 2018 | by JaikrishnaVSSee all my reviews

The Outsider (Gaijin), starring Jared Leto, is the latest addition to those Netflix Originals that was slammed by most of the critics and yet turned out to be an enjoyable watch for me. This Netflix Original tries to experiment with the less talk and more acting type of storytelling which is not often seen in the genre of crime thrillers. For an out and out Jared Leto movie, The Outsider is more than 70% Japanese.

The movie follows the story of an American soldier imprisoned in post-war Japan who enters the Japanese Mob Family, Yakuza after befriending one of them while in prison. The support cast of Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna and Shioli Kutsuna are amazing throughout but no gaze goes past the intensity of Nick Lowell, portrayed by Jared Leto. The intensity and honestly he brings to his character is beyond words. The story telling style and the exhaustive usage of Japanese in the movie makes it difficult to convert 'The Outsider' into a fast paced thriller that it could have been.

The way the movie ended was a bit anticlimactic and was open ended, probably with the intention of bringing out a part 2. I would go with the title 'The Insider' for part two though. I would recommend this movie to anybody who is a fan of Jared Leto and likes slow-burn crime drama's. Do not expect any classic dialogues as the dialogues itself are few and far between.


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