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Dome Pondering Movie Review: The Out-Laws (2023)

What is it about? 

A very square, straight-laced banker finally meets his future in-laws who he later comes to realize robbed his bank the week prior to his wedding. He believes his wife's parents are the famous "Outlaws" who have robbed banks and vows to expose them for it. 

Who is in it? 

Adam Devine - Owen Browning

Pierce Brosnan - Billy McDermott

Ellen Barkin - Lilly McDermott

Nina Dobrev - Parker McDermott

Favorite Scene: 

[spoiler alert]

After joining forces with his future in-laws, Owen dresses as Shrek for his first-ever bank robbery. 

Favorite Quote: 

“You stopped to give someone CPR?”


The Out-Laws is as random, and as wacky, and as cheesy, and as predictable, yet, as entertaining as you can imagine. The idea that this film hosts someone like Pierce Brosnan is still wild to me. But whatevs. 

This film is exactly as expected - it's goofy as anything, yet carries enough moments that it keeps you through the plot. I've seen Adam Devine in various other films that always stand out, so seeing how he did in a lead role also intrigued me. The answer: He was as expected. Goofy. Wacky. But, overall, would like to see more, someday. 

The Out-Laws has some quality moments, however, much of it feels forced, especially during key scenes. The film is best in its subtle, casualness where the characters are allowed to bounce off one another. 

It's not terrible. However, this is ehhhh. 

Watch if you need some background noise. 

Grade: 2/5

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