Rent The Outsider (2020)

3.7 of 5 from 103 ratings
8h 48min
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Synopsis:
A gripping and suspenseful series based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name. 'The Outsider' follows a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy, whose body is found mutilated in the Georgia woods. Eyewitnesses and physical evidence all point to popular high school teacher Terry Maitland (Jason Bateman). But police detective Ralph Anderson (Ben Mendelsohn) is baffled by the emergence of contradictory evidence and, in an attempt to explain the unexplainable, brings in an unorthodox private investigator with uncanny abilities.
A binge-worthy detective story and tense psychological thriller, 'The Outsider' meticulously reveals a spine-chilling series of twists as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.
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Directors:
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Producers:
Ben Mendelsohn, David Auge, Katharine Werner
Creators:
Richard Price
Writers:
Stephen King, Richard Price, Dennis Lehane, Jessie Nickson-Lopez
Studio:
HBO
Genres:
TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/07/2020
Run Time:
528 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Six making-of featurettes, including an interview with Stephen King and an exclusive piece diving into the origins of the supernatural creature El Cuco
  • The Outsider: Inside Episodes - The cast and producers explore the series in four parts
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Fish in a Barrel
2. Roanoke
3. Dark Uncle
4. Que Viene el Coco
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. Tear-Drinker
6. The One About the Yiddish Vampire
7. In the Pines, in the Pines
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
8. Foxhead
9. Tigers and Bears
10. Must/Can't
- Special Features
BBFC:
Release Date:
27/07/2020
Run Time:
551 minutes
Languages:
English, French
Subtitles:
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Six making-of featurettes, including an interview with Stephen King and an exclusive piece diving into the origins of the supernatural creature El Cuco
  • The Outsider: Inside Episodes - The cast and producers explore the series in four parts
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Fish in a Barrel
2. Roanoke
3. Dark Uncle
4. Que Viene el Coco
- Special Features
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
5. Tear-Drinker
6. The One About the Yiddish Vampire
7. In the Pines, in the Pines
- Special Features
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
8. Foxhead
9. Tigers and Bears
10. Must/Can't
- Special Features

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Reviews (2) of The Outsider

Almost 5 stars - The Outsider review by TH

Spoiler Alert
07/08/2020

I'm a big fan of Stephen King so was expecting good things and wasn't let down. Similar in style to recent shows like Sharp Objects and True Detective. This is not a show that's action packed throughout (last episode aside) but does well to create atmosphere and suspense with fleshed out characters.

It starts off similar to True Detective with the investigation side before going down the IT route of supernatural.

Ben Mendelssohn (very underrated actor) is great in the lead role as is Cynthia Enrivo who is the more engaging character.

Overall a very good show that loses 1 star as a couple of episodes in the middle didnt move the story on much and could if been edited down a bit to 1 episode.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Great premise, but drags on - The Outsider review by BS

Spoiler Alert
19/02/2021

The first episode was fantastic, looked like a we were going to have a real mystery thriller on our hands. But by the 4th and 5th episode it's a very simple plodding plot. The team are trying to find a supernatural creature that you ultimately learn nothing about in the end. Rather disappointing second-half, like a bad X-Files episode.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

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