Outcast
Outcast (2010)

Love and family loyalties square off against dark forces in this thriller from British director Colm McCarthy. Mary (Kate Dickie) and her son Fergal (Niall Bruton) arrive in a small town in Scotland looking for a place to stay. Mary and… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 11, 2011
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
64%
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User Score
29%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alistair Harkness
Scotsman

Its ambitious if uneven hybrid of grim social realism and flat-out monster movie theatrics conjures up a commendably brooding atmosphere. It's just a shame the story feels so muddled.

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Matt Glasby
Total Film

It feels like the story ends just when it's really starting to cook, but this is an original, engrossing exploration of ancient black magic against a backdrop of endless grey.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

The mix of arcane ritual magic, bleak social drama and Terminator tropes quickly begins to feel muddled.

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Scott Weinberg
FEARnet

An Irish / Scottish / Celtic-inspired horror mash-up that's equal parts intelligent, engaging, and unexpectedly creepy.

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Tim Robey
Daily Mail [UK]

Thoroughly grim but original and commendable indie-Scot-horror about deadlocked necromancers, played by Kate Dickie and James Nesbitt.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Red Road's Dickie excels in this gritty slice of urban horror.

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Jon Hamblin
SFX Magazine

There's a real sense of something vaguely interesting being urinated up a wall.

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Catherine Shoard
Guardian

If Andrea Arnold met Eli Roth you might get something like this lyrically shot, energetically acted, medium grisly and totally bonkers Scottish social realism supernatural horror film.

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Becky Bartlett
The Skinny

Writer/director Colm McCarthy's vision seems to have been lost in the midst of entrails, muddled mythology and incomplete plot points.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
it didnt hook me to continue watching this movie thats why i only lasted 20miuntes not even james nesbitt could interest me as he looked rough. Maybe if you can… More
Adam M.
Bleak but decent horror/monster movie. A woman and her teenage son move to a small Scottish town but it soon becomes clear that they don't stick around in… More
Walter M.
In "Outcast," Cathal(James Nesbitt) has struck a deal to get powerful tattoos for his hunt, along with assistance and guidance from Liam(Ciaran… More
Deb Jarnagin
different type of horror but i liked it....not bad at all for a boring saturday :)
Ryan Marshall
*** out of **** Colm McCarthy's "Outcast" is a great film moonlighting as a pretty good one. It's bloody, creepy, ambitious, and… More