Out of Sight
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Meet Jack Foley (George Clooney), a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez) is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law. Variety hails Out of Sight as "a sly, sexy, vastly entertaining film."
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 88
- Fresh: 82
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: Out Of Sight is another fine mess Elmore Leonard has got us into.
Fresh: Steven Soderbergh's most ambitious and most accomplished work to date.
Fresh: Easily the best film I've seen in 1998.
Exceptional movie, a
This was the movie that created the George Clooney/Steven Soderbergh relationship that has since brought us Ocean's 11-13, K-Street, The Good German, Solaris, et al. This is one of my favorite movies and on the surface that may sound perposterous but this movie features a compelling, fun crime story (based on the Elmore Leonard novel (writer of Get Shorty)), an interesting time-shifting method of storytelling, camera work with freezes that tie out to the BRILLIANT David Holmes score. This is my favorite original score of any movie. Moreover, Jennifer Lopez gave a (VERY unexpected) great, somewhat understated performance. There is great chemistry between her and Clooney, in a somewhat unbelievable relationship you never doubt their attraction to one another. Beyond Clooney/Lopez is a phenomenal cast (many of whom have since become much more well-known since): Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Ocean's 11), Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy), Ving Rhames, Catherine Keener, Luis Guzman, Dennis Farina, Michael Keaton (in a great cameo), Steve Zahn, and Albert Brooks. If you have never seen this movie, I highly recommend giving it a chance. My first instinct was that I wouldnt like it and it has become a favorite of mine. I hope you enjoy it even half as much as I did.
A movie that deserved a better box office than it got
When originally released, "Out of Sight" did not do particularly well -- it was the middle of the summer and it just got lost in the blockbusters. That's too bad, because it was very well written and had many memorable performances by a strong cast. Two scenes stand out and both showcased the remarkable chemistry between Clooney and Lopez: First, the time the two spend in the trunk of the T-bird - truly classic dialog and body language. Then, later, when the two have drinks together in the Detroit hotel - as sexy and intimate as conversations on screen get. Most definitely worth renting!
Really enjoyed this film. Has a very fun and sleek style.