“The Out-Laws” is a pleasant “watch because it is new, and you feel you’ve watched everything else” movie.

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General Information

Director(s) Tyler Spindel
Screenplay By Ben Zazove, Evan Turner
Based On N/A
Date Released (Netflix) July 7, 2023
Genre(s) Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Film Length 1 Hour 36 Minutes
Content Rating Rated R
Noted Characters and Cast
Parker Nina Dobrev
Owen Adam DeVine
Billy Pierce Brosnan
Lilly Ellen Barkin
Neil Richard Kind
Margie Julie Hagerty
Rehan Poorna Jagannathan

What Is “The Out-Laws” Rated And Why?

  • Dialog: Light cursing throughout
  • Violence: gun violence, including scenes of people being shot in the head and bleeding
  • Sexual Content: Nothing notable
  • Miscellaneous: Drinking

Film Summary

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Within a week, Parker and Owen will be getting married, and to much surprise, her parents, Billy and Lilly, are coming. Mind you, Parker and Owen have known each other for a little more than a year and a half, and Owen hasn’t met Parker’s parents once, but Parker has met Owen’s neurotic parents, Neil and Margie.

But, as soon as Billy and Lilly arrive, they make their presence known and shake things up a bit. Especially after they rob the bank Owen works at, and their secrets lead to a woman named Rehan coming out of the woodworks and issuing threats.

Character Descriptions

Please Note: This character guide is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, and character descriptions may contain what can be considered spoilers.


Parker (Nina Dobrev) and Owen (Adam DeVine)
“Parker (Nina Dobrev) and Owen (Adam DeVine),” The Out-Laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, 2023, (Netflix)

Parker is a yoga instructor whose parents aren’t active in her life.


Owen (Adam DeVine)
“Owen (Adam DeVine),” The Out-Laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, 2023, (Netflix)

Owen is a bank manager at SunRidge United Bank who is a lovable and goofy nerd.


Billy (Pierce Brosnan)
“Billy (Pierce Brosnan),” The Out-Laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, 2023, (Netflix)

Billy is Parker’s cool dad, who is part of the duo “The Ghost Bandits.”


Lilly (Ellen Barkin)
“Lilly (Ellen Barkin),” The Out-Laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, 2023, (Netflix)

Lilly is Billy’s wife, Parker’s mom, who is a notable fighter.

  • The actor is also known for their role in “Poker Face.”


Neil (Richard Kind)
“Neil (Richard Kind) ,” The Out-Laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, 2023, (Netflix)

Neil is Owen’s neurotic father.


Margie (Julie Hagerty)
“Margie (Julie Hagerty),” The Out-Laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, 2023, (Netflix)

Margie is Owen’s mother, who seems like the female version of Neil until you learn about her wild past.


Rehan (Poorna Jagannathan)
“Rehan (Poorna Jagannathan),” The Out-Laws, directed by Tyler Spindel, 2023, (Netflix)

Rehan is part of the criminal underworld and has a notable crush on Billy. However, her relationship with him and Lilly is currently professional, and they, within the last couple of years, they betrayed Rehan, and she wants her money back – with interest.


Our Rating: Mixed (Divisive)


The Graveyard Chase

One of the few ways “The Out-Laws” stands out is a vehicular chase scene that has Billy, Lilly, and Owen in an armored vehicle running from the cops. The sole reason this is a highlight is because it is just a brilliant idea. Between the tombstones, mausoleums, and other obstacles, while an armored vehicle can plow through it all, the average police vehicle can’t so, while a mistake on Owen’s part, it is a brilliant one.

On The Fence

It’s Pleasant But Unremarkable

“The Out-Laws” is a quantity over quality film. Nothing about it really stands out. DeVine is playing his usual shtick, just instead of the jerk he is self-deprecating. Dobrev is the barely fleshed-out girlfriend turned wife, and no matter who you name, they bring the kind of character they’ve long been known for. There is even a James Bond joke to let you know no one is pushing themselves here. This is just a fun job featuring actors whose shtick might have been good while they were building their fame and reputation, but in “The Out-Laws?” That shtick shows little value compared to what made them famous.


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Does Lauren Lapkus have a large role?

Phoebe King (Lauren Lapkus)

No. She does play Owen’s rival, who works at the top bank in the State, but her role is minimal, and she only really gets to perform towards the end.

Does Blake Anderson have a large role?

No. he plays Owen’s cousin, and while seen in a dinner scene early in the movie, he is largely absent until Owen, Billy, and Lilly need a getaway driver.

Is Lil Rel Howery In The Movie A Lot?

Nope. Lil Rel, as a member of the security at the bank Owen works in has a minimal role since a good portion of the movie doesn’t take place at Owen’s bank.

Title Card - The Out-Laws (2023)
The Out-Laws (2023) – Movie Review and Summary
“The Out-Laws” gives the absolute minimum to be considered entertaining. It gives minimal character development and mainly relies on what each actor has been typecast, and the story only gives enough so you don’t get bored, but by no means does it pursue giving you a single reason ever to watch this again.
The Graveyard Chase
It's Pleasant But Unremarkable
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The Graveyard Chase
It's Pleasant But Unremarkable

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