At times The Outsider is more revealing than flattering toward its subject — as when Downey calls the subject a "genius and retard." If one might argue he doesn't merit either extreme, it's Toback's oft-simultaneous hitting-and-missing that makes him so hard to dismiss. Or maybe it's just the 100,000 micrograms of pure LSD-25 he says he never quite recovered from. That does explain a lot.
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