The Outsider

The Outsider ★½

Netflix Originals (2018) #9

For someone who usually tries to act the hardest he can, Leto appears totally satisfied to coast on a single vacant stare for the entirety of this performance. His character never emotes, rarely speaks, and communicates effectively nothing about himself throughout the too-long two-hour duration of this film. (My best guess is that he's trying for an Alain Delon-type of stoic protagonist, to absolutely zero success.) Honestly, it's a good match for a gaijin-made yakuza film that's clearly been set to auto-pilot. Yet another film where you can understand why people are upset about its existence, but is just too dull and empty and meaningless to inspire any sort of emotional reaction.