The Out-Laws – The DVDfever Review – Netflix – Pierce Brosnan

The Out-Laws The Out-Laws centres around Owen Browning (Adam DevineThe LEGO Batman Movie) and Parker McDermott (Nina DobrevDepartures) preparing to tie the knot.

He’s a lacksadisical bank manager – regularly referencing Phoebe King, who manages Atlas Reserve, the top bank in the State, so there’s competition between them – while she runs a yoga studio.

Alas, the bar is set low early on, when a daft scene in a restaurant leads to Owen’s dad, Neil (Richard Kind), catching fire, apparently not for the first time, although on the plus side, part of Owen’s code to get into his bank’s vault, is for him to sing part of Blink 182’s All The Small Things. Quite how this would work on his day off is anyone’s guess.

However, the focus is largely the addition into the mix of Parker’s parents, Lilly (Ellen BarkinThe Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension) and Billy (Pierce Brosnan badly overacting an Oirish accent on a par with Alan Partridge) because… they’re bank robbers. Yes, while it’s nice to see Ellen Barkin for the first time in ages, this film’s main premise is monumentally stupid. Also taking a busman’s holiday in the cast is Michael Rooker (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol.3) as inept Agent Oldham, and Poorna Jagannathan (Mile 22) also overacting as mafia-type baddie Rehan.

Essentially, The Out-Laws just feels like a bunch of old ideas thrown together, all of which have been seen before.

Hence, I’ll give this 1/10 for Ms Barkin being a bad-ass, plus a James Bond reference (well, it’s Brosnan!), and there’s also a Die Hard refernce, but I’ll let you find that for yourself.

Do yourself a favour. Skip this and rewatch Brosnan’s Goldeneye instead. Then go and play Goldeneye 007!

Thanks to our friends at Netflix for the screener prior to release.

The Out-Laws is on Netflix from June 30th, but isn’t yet available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD.

Check out the trailer below:

The Out-Laws – Official Trailer – Netflix

Detailed specs:

Running time: 105 minutes
Release date: July 7th 2023
Studio: Netflix
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Score: 1/10

Director: Tyler Spindel
Producers: Allen Covert, Adam Devine, Adam Sandler
Screenplay: Evan Turner, Ben Zazove
Music: Rupert Gregson-Williams

Owen Browning: Adam Devine
Parker McDermott: Nina Dobrev
Lilly McDermott: Ellen Barkin
Billy McDermott: Pierce Brosnan
Rehan: Poorna Jagannathan
Agent Oldham: Michael Rooker
Phoebe King: Lauren Lapkus
Neil Browning: Richard Kind
Cousin RJ: Blake Anderson
Margie Browning: Julie Hagerty
Tyree: Lil Rel Howery
Marisol: Laci Mosley
Sven: Derek Russo
Boris: Mo Gallini
Babayan: Reyn Doi
Sheryl: Gigi Bermingham
Omar: Otis Winston
Armored Car Driver: Cale Schultz