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Look Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 20, 2008
By the end, you're ready to call for the abolition of video surveillance, if only so that you can stop watching all these irritating characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
December 11, 2007
Look isn't processing, critiquing, or even warning; in the end, it's just recording.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
December 6, 2007
The thread binding these unrelated folks is a common disconnect between public facades and private conduct, though the notion that people aren't always who they appear to be is hardly some sort of revelation about society or human behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Geoff Berkshire
December 13, 2007
Monumentally stupid on every level ... This movie sucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Eric Kohn
New York Press
December 12, 2007
The whole thing feels so heavily scripted that it brings down the overarching impact. The misguided route raises the question of what kind of juicy stories might be produced by the real thing.
Sean Axmaker
May 3, 2009
Rifkin has a cynical view of human behavior and he plays it for cheap titillation and bleak humor, which is mean-spirited at best and glib at worst.
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Jan Stuart
December 13, 2007
Beginning and ending his film with a strip tease, Rifkin suggests some leering adolescent who's gotten his hands on a pair of X-ray glasses and sees nothing but randy, flatulent fools in his midst.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Ordoņa
Los Angeles Times
December 14, 2007
With its emphasis on its interweaving stories, the movie offers no commentary on the phenomenon of increasingly pried-apart privacy, positive or negative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
December 14, 2007
Look, an unsettling, rudely funny but not entirely credible feature by the writer and director Adam Rifkin, is an ensemble narrative for the age of public surveillance.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
March 18, 2008
Not much is what you get with this bargain-basement attempt at Altman. It has 'direct to video' written all over it
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 14, 2007
There are some funny moments, plus occasional nudity and sex, but the joke quickly wears off. What might have worked as a half-hour TV show doesn't suit itself to a feature-length film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Norm Schrager
December 14, 2007
heavy on concept, not content
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
December 14, 2007
Look just wallows in the shameful acts. Nobody need watch.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Noel Murray
AV Club
December 20, 2007
If the idea is that we're always being watched, why does it seem that in this movie, no one's really paying attention?
| Original Score: C-
Pete Hammond
December 14, 2007
It brings up lots of questions to ponder and mostly succeeds as a fascinating, if frightening statement on the way we are.
| Original Score: 3/5
Bill Gibron
December 13, 2007
Like Short Cuts absent Altman's metaphysical heft, Look is an oddly compelling little film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune
March 27, 2008
The performances feel natural, improvised, and it's easy to believe this is the world we inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Robert Koehler
November 17, 2007
Unexpectedly amusing and inevitably disturbing.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 14, 2007
Orwell would have loved it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
January 11, 2008
The effectiveness of it in capturing our attention attests to very fine writing and editing which serve the mockumentary framework with immediate gripping power.
| Original Score: 4/5
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