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Out of Sight Reviews

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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
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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.
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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+
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
October 30, 2009
Out Of Sight is another fine mess Elmore Leonard has got us into.
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Steven Soderbergh's most ambitious and most accomplished work to date.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
From the first shot to the last, Mr. Clooney is in complete command of the screen in the assured manner of the biggest stars in the past, and he doesn't need a ton of special effects and digital enhancement to generate excitement.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
A splendid reminder of just how assured, intelligent and involving Soderbergh's movies can be.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Out of Sight may go down in the annals of film as the movie in which George Clooney learned to keep his head still -- and became a leading man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Out of Sight isn't just a rousing piece of entertainment, it's also a cinematic salvage operation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
As always with the best of Leonard, it's the journey, not the destination, that counts, and director Soderbergh has let it unfold with dry wit and great skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
From the deadpan line delivery of stars George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez to the funky electric piano and wah-wah guitar on the soundtrack, this adaptation of Elmore Leonard's 1996 crime novel stays hip and never breaks a sweat.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Steven Soderbergh's best film since Sex, Lies and Videotape a decade ago.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's refreshing to find a picture like Out of Sight, which is not only smart, but a great deal of fun, as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Soderbergh takes real delight in giving his stars the star treatment.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Like Get Shorty, Out of Sight has been adapted with deftness and fidelity by Scott Frank, who knows exactly how to translate Leonard's narrative voice to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Some reviewers have applauded Out of Sight for its nuances of character, but I and others don't see any characters at all.
| Original Score: 1/4