Outlander (2009)

When an extraterrestrial spaceship comes crashing down to Earth during the reign of the Vikings, the Scandinavian plunderers get set to do battle with a most unusual enemy in director Howard McCain's earthbound science fiction thriller.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 23, 2009
DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Schizophrenic in subject and lackluster in execution, Outlander might have trouble finding the cult audience for which it was built.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

Daft, obvious but hugely enjoyable, 'Outlander' is superior trash.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In its second half, Outlander falls apart completely, becoming nothing but a violent, mindless monster movie along the lines of Alien vs. Predator.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Beowulf with aliens and lots of gore, violence.

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Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News

An unexpectedly enjoyable science-fiction adventure that should be generating louder fanboy buzz than it has so far.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

In Outlander, the nuttiest hunk of junk in many months, Viking warriors and a stoic intergalactic traveler join forces to combat an enormous beetle with whiplash stingers.

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Brian Orndorf

Outlander is a fluid genre exercise that satisfies cravings for action and Norse mythology in one fell swoop. It's a full-bodied adventure movie that's responsive and reverential to the needs of sci-fi escapism.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Outlander is a cheesy, low-budget, space alien Viking monster movie. And seemingly proud of it.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There isn't a single scene in this story about a traveler from another planet who crash-lands on Earth during the Iron Age that doesn't remind you of another, better movie.

William Goss

Vikings vs. aliens -- Outlander is probably the best possible version of whatever movie you've already made in your head from reading those first three words.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This movie got little advertisement when it was released in 2009 and thus ended up heading to DVD in a hurry. The box office on this shouldnt scare you. I just… More
xGary Xx
An alien spaceship crash lands in 8th century Norway where the surviving passenger Jim Caviezel must join forces with the local inhabitants to destroy a vicious… More
Phil Hubbs
Taking a strong lead from 'Alien 3' and 'The Relic' methinks with this one, quite a good action flick none the less but it starts out quite… More
Jens S.
This crazy genre mix of "Beowulf", "The 13th warrior" and "Predator" starts out rather trashy and seems to stay pretty shallow for… More
Kevin M. Williams
A technologically advanced race crash lands in Norway in the time of the Vikings and the survivor must make his way amongst that notoriously bloodthirsty lot,… More
Dean McKenna
Jim Caviezel is fine as the bereaved guy who finds himself on a strange planet where he has to pass all sorts of tests to win the trust of the locals before… More