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

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Rated: R
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DVD Release Date: July 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Alistair Harkness

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

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

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: 30% 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
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
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
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
Jesse Ortega
I'd have to say that this movie is pretty good overall. I think it's got an unique approach to its story and a visual style that helps set the mood… More
Deb Jarnagin
different type of horror but i liked it....not bad at all for a boring saturday :)