If the work of a tailor is like a work of art, this film is the most identical to the work of a tailor; the handling of suspense is identified with Hitchcock's style keeping the viewer anxious, and with surprising twists.
In the end, the story becomes a little too convoluted and the resolution is over-the-top but, for the most part, the twists and turns keep the viewer engaged, the puzzle pieces fit together on a second viewing, and Rylance never ceases to mesmerize.
What The Outfit doesn’t generate much of is organic suspense. With an air of duplicitousness telegraphed early on, and a handful of scenes coming off like information dumps instead of natural exchanges, many of the story mechanics strain for believability.
Really enjoyed it, one of best movies I have seen from the newer ones. Great story and acting and whole setup. Some might dislike as it used kinda theatre setup - I have not checked, but maybe it even has been a play before? I like such type of movies, but some dislike, but other than that it was still great.
It plays like 'Reservoir Dogs,' but the dynamics aren't as thrilling as the Tarantino classic. This one-location film frames the calculated moves of a man forged by solitude and despair who slowly reveals his true self. Mark Rylance — as a Chicago tailor who has a pact with the local mafia —, of course, doesn't disappoint, but the plot feels too convenient to feel satisfying, and it gets very convoluted for you to care. In the end, 'The Outfit' is a decent gangster film with good acting and a somewhat interesting concept, but the messy execution keeps it from becoming more exhilarating.