Out of Sight Reviews

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Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 4, 2013
By turns bleak, funny, touching, sexy and poignant, with bursts of violence that rise like sudden geysers from a still pool, Out of Sight is chock-full of dead-on performances.

Total Film
August 4, 2013
Its effortless cool and flawless ensemble make it the best translation of an Elmore Leonard book yet.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
August 4, 2013
In playing a career criminal who can't get a break, Clooney has finally found a movie role that adroitly showcases his smoldering good looks and smart-aleck demeanor.
Sherri Winston
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 4, 2013
Across landscapes from sunny South Florida to snowy Detroit, George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez deliver a sizzling, palpable heat in Out of Sight.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 4, 2013
Soderbergh understands the flaky, funny spirit of Leonard's characters and he gets his cast to express it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 4, 2013
The movie is wonderfully cast -- it has the strongest bench of any movie this year, with Albert Brooks and Don Cheadle in key supporting roles.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
August 4, 2013
Out of Sight is slick in all the right ways.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 4, 2013
Clooney is the most impressive he's been on film. Jack Foley feels real, not like some Hollywood improvisation. Foley is charming, handsome, graceful, cultured, energetic and disciplined. He just can't stop committing crimes.
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 4, 2013
The characters all seem to have known each other for years, referring to long-held grudges and resentments that only gradually are revealed to the audience. They're a seedy, petty, dangerous and delightful bunch.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
August 4, 2013
After many mishaps, the art of bringing Elmore Leonard's novels to the screen is coming to fruition. This latest adaptation, by director Steven Soderbergh and screenwriter Scott Frank, gets it just about right.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
August 4, 2013
[A] now-classic romantic comedy -- with plenty of action and suspense.
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Dave Kehr
New York Daily News
August 4, 2013
There isn't a character in the large, excellent cast that doesn't emerge with depth and precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 4, 2013
A darkly amusing and sly romantic comedy about an accident-prone bank robber (George Clooney) who falls in love with the sexy federal marshal (Jennifer Lopez) on his tail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
August 4, 2013
Easily the best film I've seen in 1998.
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
August 4, 2013
Out Of Sight works both as a great romance and a great, unconventional crime thriller. But step back from such distinctions, and it just looks like a great movie.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
August 4, 2013
George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez sizzle in this sexy, sly and snappy crime caper from director Steven Soderbergh, that neatly combines its 1970s heist-picture roots with sparkling romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Out of Sight may be the first movie that has truly gotten an Elmore Leonard novel on screen, in all its hangdog wit and fractured-jigsaw form.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
March 30, 2011
There's a heist, a jail break, and a flawless melding of comedy and drama and Steven Soderbergh ties it together like a master.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Clooney and Lopez sizzle in gun-happy heist flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 30, 2009
Out Of Sight is another fine mess Elmore Leonard has got us into.
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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