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The Lookout

HD   R Closed Captioning

Scott Frank

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About the Movie

Acclaimed screenwriter Scott Frank (Out Of Sight and Get Shorty) makes a mind-blowing directorial debut in The Lookout, a gritty, high-tension crime thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt (TV’s Third Rock From The Sun, Brick), Jeff Daniels (RV) and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers). Chris "Slapshot" Pratt (Gordon-Levitt), whose once-bright future has been dimmed by a severe head injury, is a night janitor at a bank. Lonely and frustrated, Chris falls prey to a con man’s seductive promise of romance and a better life, and agrees to help rob the bank where he works. Filled with heart-pounding action, edge-of-your-seat suspense and a twist you’ll never see coming, The Lookout will grip you and never let go.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 167
  • Fresh: 146
  • Rotten: 21
  • Average Rating: 7.3/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The movie is sometimes deliberately paced, then intensifies at unlikely moments, artfully blending pulse-stopping, nerve-jangling suspense with sharp dialogue and nuanced portrayals. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Sep 1, 2007

Fresh: 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. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar 31, 2007

Fresh: 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. – Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Apr 12, 2007

Fresh: A straight-ahead drama, perfectly accessible though psychologically intricate, coupled shrewdly to a crime thriller. – Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Great flick

JGL truly shines in this film. Jeff Daniels also gives a great performance as Joe's blind roomie. Highly recommend this movie to fans of either actor and fans of character driven films and heist films.

One of my favorites!

Great story, great cast.