Critic Consensus: Though The Outsider's slow burn isn't always satisfying, it remains watchable thanks to its excellent performances -- especially series standout Cynthia Erivo.
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Although this adaptation is too well-heeled for its pulpy material, the show has a terrific plot hook, and once I made peace with its moody rhythms, I found myself hooked, devouring the six hours available for preview in two nights.
To have a work of ostensible horror that keeps undermining the ideas and conventions of the genre feels like an odd kind of compromise.
The Outsider offers terrific performances, beguiling yet careful storytelling, and no shortage of genuinely terrifying moments.
"The Outsider" is a largely downcast affair... But it's a compelling lament, one that has its feet on the ground as it reaches into the beyond.
With the help of a great cast (led by Ben Mendelsohn) and eerie, stark direction from Emmy-winner Jason Bateman, "The Outsider" isn't on the level of Price's past work - but it's far better than this story has any right to be.
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