The Lookout Reviews

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Sun Online
November 2, 2007
Imagine going to see a film which you won't remember by the time you are at the bar for a post cinema pint - that is The Lookout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Maher
Times [UK]
November 2, 2007
The film describes emotional and moral rehabilitation in the face of extreme danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
November 2, 2007
The Lookout drags itself into four star territory thanks to the startling turn from Gordon-Levitt - a name to, ahem, look out for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Film4
November 2, 2007
An ingenious heist drama that views its familiar noir elements from an unexpected angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Neil Smith
Total Film
November 1, 2007
Retooling Memento with a hip young cast, Frank's debut feature steeps its familiar elements in graveyard humour and indie cool. Plot quibbles aside, the result both grips and moves; it'll be your lookout if you miss it...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Amy Simmons
Time Out
November 1, 2007
Forgettable fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
November 1, 2007
It's a refreshing departure from formula and a thriller you won't easily forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Alan Morrison
Empire Magazine
November 1, 2007
Plot holes and a mixed tone lessen the impact but Gordon-Levitt holds it together with a strong lead performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anna Smith
BBC.com
October 30, 2007
The idea is intriguing, and the performances excellent, although lead Gordon-Levitt (Brick) is for once outshone by his co-stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
October 1, 2007
Nowadays it is actually refreshing to get a crime thriller that doesn't try to be Pulp Fiction . . .
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 20, 2007
Refreshingly stripped-down.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
September 15, 2007
Frank doesn't just set up clichés, he breaks them in two and spits in our face for buying into them...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 30, 2007
Until it shifts into a thriller, this film is a provocatively involving drama
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies
August 24, 2007
A satisfying movie, even if it doesn't all quite come together -- the heist-related portions feel almost perfunctory in a movie about a character who's anything but.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
August 18, 2007
The credibility of its characters helps get through some rather large plausibility issues, succeeding both as a thriller and as a story of redemption and self-forgiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 74/100
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 16, 2007
...benefits substantially from Gordon-Levitt's absolutely stunning performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 12, 2007
...a small-town noir that is more gripping for its subtlety than for its action.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
July 14, 2007
My interest waxed and waned. The set up for the film seemed to take eons. Frank overstuffed the script with exposition, multiple subplots and some seemingly unnecessary sequences. Just as I was ready to dismiss the movie, he switched gears.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
One thing's for sure, Mr. Gordon-Levitt has a fine career ahead of him. That's something to lookout for.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stax
IGN Movies
June 25, 2007
The Lookout makes it a solid and entertaining throwback to the crime thrillers of yesteryear.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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