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The Lookout Reviews

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February 9, 2014
Strip away the head-trauma hero, and you're left with a white-trash heist film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 13, 2009
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?
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 23, 2009
First-time director Scott Frank, who penned Out of Sight and Minority Report, shapes some sharp noirish notes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2009
The best young actor in movies today may well be Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 20, 2008
The vast majority of his veteran contemporaries should be so lucky as to have their best dramas be as engrossing as Frank's first.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2008
Lookout for this one and grab it.
August 7, 2008
Maybe in 10 more years we'll be saying how weird it is that Gordon-Levitt used to play all those parts requiring him to crouch in corners taking other people's abuse. We should cross our fingers and put in a request for romantic comedy now.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 18, 2008
Most noirs are coming of age stories where an innocent learns how vicious and cruel the world can be. Only he usually learns it while a hunk of hot lead burns in his gut.
February 2, 2008
Strong performances fill this terrific crime drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 21, 2008
A perfect little movie about flawed characters.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 2, 2008
Solid, if somewhat derivative filmmaking. A quiet thriller with some great performances.
Full Review | Original Score: B
December 7, 2007
Certain scenes feel too glib and stagey, as though they've been doused with pop video gloss - particularly the snow, which surely had its own assistant, make-up artist and trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 3, 2007
Engaging, smartly directed thriller with fantastic performances from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jeff Daniels, though the script commits a couple of glaring errors along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2007
The Lookout is a well made psychological thriller which only disappoints with its ending.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2007
Full of memorable dialogue and sharp performances, it's let down only by its perfunctory climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2007
A cracking armed-robbery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 2, 2007
The film describes emotional and moral rehabilitation in the face of extreme danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
November 2, 2007
An ingenious heist drama that views its familiar noir elements from an unexpected angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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