Outlaws - Complete Series One details
|Starring:||Georgia Mackenzie, Ray Emmet Brown, Craig Parkinson, Annabelle Apsion, Rebekah Staton, Danny Cunningham, Phil Daniels|
|Directors:||Harry Bradbeer, John Alexander, Richard Laxton|
Outlaws - Complete Series One - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Outlaws - Complete Series One - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||11 hours|
|Rental release:||Not currently released|
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Intelligent, witty AND BritishBy Philip Sharman from Kettering, England , 23 Apr 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]You'd be more than forgiven for missing this when it was aired on BBC 3 and BBC 2, because of erratic and inconsistent scheduling and little to no advertising. And those plugs that were aired completely mis-sold the programme.
Why is British television so scared of getting behind clever drama like this? Do they think we're not capable of understanding brilliant inciteful writing like this? Or maybe that we can't think and be entertained at the same time?
Outlaws crams an awful lot of event into every half hour episode and even more social commentary, without being preachy or cloying. It offers a realistic, enthralling and very, very funny view of Britain's underclass at it's most desperate and misguided.
When put together with the magnificent soundtrack, and superlative acting and direction, there is not a single reason not to rent this series.
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Like the Real ThingBy realfilmbuff (1 review) , 18 Nov 2011I work as a solicitor advocate and anyone joining or aspiring to this profession as this series showed the system you working in and what it is like starting as a trainee solicitor. Phil Daniels as the jaded criminal lawyer is right on the mark. Review by james cameron at realfilmbuff.com
Thieves, Liars, Blaggers... and that's just the LawyersBy DRfhibess (3 reviews) from Birmingham , 01 May 2008There's been quite a lot of nice stuff written about this programme, about how dazzlingly stylish and witty it is. Now that's all true, but what really makes it stand out is that it's probably the most accurate portrayal of the criminal justice system yet to hit our televisions.
Steve Coombes, the creator, spent a good deal of time hanging around police stations and magistrates courts so he could find out what happens and bring it to our screens. So what we have isn't your normal crime show's clever criminal gangs, but a succession of hopeless drug addicts and neglected kids. The big fish might occasionally show up, but are easily distinguished by the fact they get to walk.
Into this world are thrown a few characters: Dunbar, the cynical, amoral one; Gulliver, the idealistic rookie and Sarah Beckenham, the tough, ball-breaking career woman. So far so cliché, but the wave of coolness and comedy, not to mention the nigh-perfect casting, keep Outlaws from feeling tired.
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what a loss to tv scheduling!By jennywren69 (5 reviews) from woking , 29 Apr 2008This could have become one of BBC's best comedy/drama series. It had such potential and the BBc just never promoted it -what a shame! If you missed it PLEASE try it and I am sure you wont be disappointed. Phil Daniels is a genius! Am so glad that at least it is on dvd to view. This is a must see show-tell all!
katefromse23By FILMBAT (6 reviews) from London , 26 Aug 2007what a brilliant series i discovered this last week when browsing titles -Phil Daniels always turns in a great performance - its human witty and very funny
how long do we have to wait for the BBC to come up with something
as good as this again?
How True It All SeemsBy a customer from Maidenhead, United Kingdom , 10 Nov 2006Brilliant. You'll not find a better black comedy anywhere. Phil Daniels is superb. So true to real life.