Lookin' to Get Out Reviews

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Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
June 13, 2012
Ashby's instincts are so off throughout Lookin' To Get Out that he only accentuates his major weaknesses as a filmmaker - plot twists, slapstick, chase sequences and lots of screaming that eschews any character development or scenes of insight.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 12, 2011
Moronic comedy that's pleasant enough until it runs out of steam in the third act.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 21, 2010
While I understand and somewhat respect the apparent improv style for this movie, it did tend to lend itself to redundant and useless dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com
July 2, 2009
The plot is a completely unconvincing series of coincidences but the dynamism of the characters and their friendships is marvelous.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
July 2, 2009
Hal Ashby's cut of Lookin' to Get Out is a movie that deserves to be rediscovered.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 28, 2009
...the direction falls flat, the script is implausible...and the acting is either forced or dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine
June 27, 2009
Hal Ashby and Jon Voight sadly exhume the rigid, malodorous corpse of the '60s to kiss it on the lips and stuff some 50-dollar bills in its sphincter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
October 31, 2007
The picture is a sloppy mess that stumbles toward oblivion like a drunk on a losing streak.
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Variety Staff
Variety
October 31, 2007
An ill- conceived vehicle for actor (and co-writer) Jon Voight to showcase his character comedy talents in a loose, semi-improvised environment.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 31, 2007
Director Hal Ashby's cut of the film was chopped by Paramount and by producer Schaffel and writers Voight and Schwartz, and it came up weaker for it. In spite of having problems, however, the film is not a complete turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
About the only thing to be said on the film's behalf is that it does have the courage of its own mistakes. Lookin' to Get Out stays on the same wrong track from beginning to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 8, 1982
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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