THE OUTFIT was an intense film that spoke volumes about “The Family.” It was set in the early 50s that showcased realistic sets and suits. The movie continually surprised me.  

THE OUTFIT was an example of heightened suspense due to the superb acting skills of Leonard (Mark Rylance) and Francis (Johnny Flynn). It was so much more frightening when they didn’t say a word. The silences between them were masterful. Those extra beats, the controlled, knowing looks, and the effortless conversation took their scenes to another level. Leonard is a character with nerves of steel. 

As an added treat, I learned much about what goes into making a custom suit. There are 228 steps to the process. Who knew? More importantly, I was mesmerized by “The Cutter” and all the innuendoes that follow the cutting shears. THE OUTFIT was a mystery that resolved itself in just one night. Twists and turns were the writer’s weapon of choice. I think I shouted out “holy crap” several times while watching. 

THE OUTFIT shows the viewers nothing is as it seems. Looking for a “rat” becomes all-consuming while being “welcomed to the family.” Creepy and intriguing.

It is available to stream on AMAZON PRIME.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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