On the Outs
On the Outs (2005)

Three teenage girls struggle to survive in the urban jungle of their hardscrabble New Jersey neighborhood in this fact-inspired independent drama. Oz (Judy Marte) is an unapologetically tough 17-year-old who oversees a team of drug dealers,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 13, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2006
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Critic Score: 94% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With powerful lead performances, this gritty docudrama about the desperate lives of three young women in Jersey City packs an emotional wallop.

Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Harrowing and heartbreaking, On the Outs is persuasively performed by fine actors, yet has the real feel of a documentary.

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

Well-meaning but mediocre.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's raw, it's gritty, and it's excellent.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

It succeeds, if unevenly.

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Joe Leydon

An attention-grabbing showcase for three promising actresses in sharply drawn lead roles.

David Noh
Film Journal International

Nothing short of awe-inspiring: riveting and real, a truly important work which is, blessedly, about something.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

A work of harrowing, visceral power.

Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The performances are terrific: None is showy or actorish but earnest, truthful jobs laying bare souls in anguish.

Kam Williams

A trio of troubled Latinas linked by lawlessness in super-realistic, female empowerment flick not to be missed.

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