Monday October 17
Director Graham Moore
Set in the 1950s Chicago, the captivating crime drama follows Leonard Burling (Rylance), a working-class Englishman who fondly crafts suits for cutthroat mobsters. He ensures the gangsters are ‘dressed to kill’ and in turn, they keep his business afloat. However, after a mysterious package delivered to the shop tips off two of the young hoodlums (Dylan O’Brien and Johnny Flynn) to the existence a ‘rat’ in their gang, the expert tailor and his poised secretary Mable (Zoey Deutch) must outwit the dangerous group of mobsters in order to survive a fateful night.
Replete with a host of enjoyable plot contortions…the film probably would have been terrific anyway, but Rylance anchors the whole thing with a richly nuanced performance that really does demonstrate something very real about first impressions. – Jim Schembri (jimschembri.com)
The Outfit follows a pattern set by countless gangster flicks of the past, but its freshness is in the intelligence and surprise of the script. Like a well-made suit, it’s not old-fashioned — it’s classic. – Empire Magazine
It is a pleasure to see a good yarn played out in such professional fashion. – The Irish Times