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The Lookout Reviews

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Frank has cooked up an interesting moral dilemma for a character ill-equipped to deal with one. Chris has made one big mistake. Is he up for another?

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

May 13, 2009
Amy Simmons
Time Out
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Forgettable fun.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/6

November 1, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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The Lookout's thriller elements could stand to be more surprising, but they're ultimately in service of a better understanding of the characters. Usually, it's the other way around.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B+

March 31, 2007
David Fear
Time Out New York
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There's nothing here you haven't seen before, and even the pleasant hum of a well-tuned engine begins to drone a little.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/6

March 31, 2007
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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A straight-ahead drama, perfectly accessible though psychologically intricate, coupled shrewdly to a crime thriller.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

March 30, 2007
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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The movie is sometimes deliberately paced, then intensifies at unlikely moments, artfully blending pulse-stopping, nerve-jangling suspense with sharp dialogue and nuanced portrayals.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3.5/4

March 30, 2007
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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This is Scott Frank's first feature as a director, and it speaks of more good things to come.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Gordon-Levitt finds something heartbreaking behind Chris' blankness; you can almost watch, on his face, memory quietly draining away. Quietly flavored with sad resignation, it's a performance that's remarkable for what isn't there.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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Although filmmaker Scott Frank is unable to sustain the initial intensity, he does a credible job of not signaling where the story is heading and ramps up excitement with a number of unexpected twists and turns.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A fine, slow-building affair.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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[Writer-director Scott] Frank isn't afraid to kill off one sympathetic character, or have another simply disappear. And unlike other writers-turned-directors, he's not afraid of his own camera, either.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 30, 2007
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Instead of a funny heist flick or a comedy with thrills, [writer Scott Frank] sketches out a gentle sine wave of a movie. It oscillates from not very funny to not very thrilling without ever being in a hurry to get where it's going.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

March 30, 2007
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Though The Lookout is eventually a genre film, with a tense, bang-up ending, it is also a thoughtful study of a young man trying to make sense of a world that he is having to learn all over again.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
Tom Long
Detroit News
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An entertaining heist flick with some real emotional heft at its center and a series of plot curves that mix the unique and familiar. The Lookout is a must-see.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B+

March 30, 2007
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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A smart, tense small-town film noir that manages to be suspenseful and poignant.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Scott's script feels as economical and focused as an entry in Chris' diary, and it provides the framework for a thriller that, for the most part, has been hard-boiled to near perfection.

| Original Score: B+

March 30, 2007
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A solid debut. [Writer-director Scott] Frank never overpowers this at-times familiar material. Aiming for a film that's character-driven, he gets sharp performances that hold promise for the nascent director.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 30, 2007
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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From that opening sequence to an ending that's satisfying without being overly sentimental, The Lookout is utterly engrossing. I loved this movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

March 30, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
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A sure-footed, restrained picture, in which the characters are allowed to drive the action -- not the other way around.

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March 30, 2007
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A modestly effective thriller about a lost boy who falls in with a nasty pack of bank robbers, The Lookout promises minor pleasures and delivers them.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2007
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
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Most impressive of all is Mr. Gordon-Levitt, who is convincing as one of cinema's most difficult archetypes: the reactive protagonist whose complex emotions are visible to the viewer but invisible to his fellow characters.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 30, 2007
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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An effective homage to the kind of small-scale thrillers we never forget. We can't avoid knowing where The Lookout is headed, but we are so deep inside its characters' heads that we wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4.5/5

March 29, 2007
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Sleekly tooled but eminently forgettable.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 29, 2007
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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[Director Scott] Frank wrote the film adaptations of Elmore Leonard's Out of Sight and Get Shorty, and at times he seems to be trying for a similar tough-tender tone. But the material here is more fragile than Leonard's, more touchy-feely.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B+

March 29, 2007
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Cinematographer Alar Kivilo supplies a mundane winter-gray look that underscores the story's chilling tone. The Lookout begs to be seen by anyone who enjoys falling under the spell of a good thriller.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 29, 2007
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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The dour, downbeat story eventually spirals into grisly Grand Guignol and contrivance.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

March 29, 2007
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Small but satisfying, and you're pleased to find yourself in the company of a writer who knows what he's doing, doesn't showboat yet doesn't turn to stone, and plays straight into the tangy strengths of his script.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

March 29, 2007
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Funny, tender and littered with elegantly written characters played by actors cast for goodness of fit rather than star wattage.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

March 29, 2007
Jan Stuart
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Character nuance and sly wit trump plot novelty in this immensely satisfying suspense drama.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 4/4

March 29, 2007
Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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The sort of thing all movie lovers should be on the lookout for -- an early-spring sleeper, deftly played and smartly written.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: B+

March 29, 2007
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as a fellow who has suffered serious head trauma, comes up with such a moody Method assemblage of twitches, tics, and guilty Memento mannerisms that he's not much fun to watch.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

March 28, 2007
James Berardinelli
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I left the theater entertained but not fully satisfied.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 28, 2007
Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
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Gordon-Levitt's worth the admission all by his lonesome. He's that good - the proverbial young man with an old soul who brings unexpected depth, complexity, and sincerity to what could have been just another damaged-guy role. He's the one to look out for.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

March 27, 2007
Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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The Lookout may look like just another bank heist caper, but it's actually a beautifully drawn character drama, and the rare film that manages to balance subtlety with suspense.

March 27, 2007
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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Frank's writing is razor-sharp, his filmmaking whistle-clean.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

March 26, 2007
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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In a knockout directing debut, Frank cooks up his own mischief. The web he spins will pull you in. Guaranteed.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

March 24, 2007
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Every once in a while it's my great privilege to see a small film that strikes me as an instant masterpiece.

March 20, 2007
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Out of Sight scribes slides nicely into director's chair with darker crime tale.

March 14, 2007
Andrew O'Hehir
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Fueled by yet another terrific performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it's a curiously satisfying genre picture, with all the tight plotting and meticulous character building you'd expect from the writer of Out of Sight.

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March 13, 2007
Joe Leydon
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A stealthy neo-noir drama that isn't afraid to take its time developing characters on the way to the payoff of a neatly designed caper scenario.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 12, 2007
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