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The Post-9/11 world has forever changed our notion of privacy. There are now approximately 30 million surveillance cameras generating more than four billion hours of footage every week in the United States. And, the numbers are only growing. The average American is captured over 200 times a day--in department stores, gas stations, changing rooms, and even public bathrooms. No one is spared from the relentless, unblinking eye of cameras hidden in every nook and cranny of day-to-day life. Shot entirely from the point of view of the security cameras. Adam Rifkin's "Look" follows… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

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"The performances feel natural, improvised, and it's easy to believe this is the world we inhabit."
‑ Maureen M. Hart, Chicago Tribune
"Orwell would have loved it."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seanax.com
"If Crash had been this interesting it might have deserved that Oscar; this movie lacks polish but that is precisely what makes it work. It's a very interesting experiment, one which I found entertaining, nervewracking, and rewarding."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Rifkin skillfully interweaves plotlines in a way that makes this currently much overused device seem perkily adroit rather than tiresome."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"If the idea is that we're always being watched, why does it seem that in this movie, no one's really paying attention?"
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"With its emphasis on its interweaving stories, the movie offers no commentary on the phenomenon of increasingly pried-apart privacy, positive or negative."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"The effectiveness of it in capturing our attention attests to very fine writing and editing which serve the mockumentary framework with immediate gripping power."
‑ Jules Brenner, Filmcritic.com
"This is a great example of what you can do with not a lot of money as long as you're willing to think outside the box."
‑ Moriarty, Ain't It Cool Movie Reviews
"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."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"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."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"Not much is what you get with this bargain-basement attempt at Altman. It has 'direct to video' written all over it"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This could have amounted to nothing more than a clever trick, but it's much more than that."
‑ Andy Klein, Los Angeles CityBeat
"Rifkin's film is surprisingly compelling, if not up to dealing with the larger political issues it raises."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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