Out of Sight
Out of Sight (1998)

Steven Soderbergh directed this crime caper adapted from the novel by Elmore Leonard. When ex-con Jack Foley (George Clooney) robs a bank, his car goes dead, and Foley lands in a Florida prison. His escape from prison doesn't go as… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 26, 1998
DVD Release Date: May 4, 1999
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Steven Soderbergh's intelligently crafted adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel is witty, sexy, suprisingly entertaining, and a star-making turn for George Clooney.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Soderbergh understands the flaky, funny spirit of Leonard's characters and he gets his cast to express it.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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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Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

By turns bleak, funny, touching, sexy and poignant, with bursts of violence that rise like sudden geysers from a still pool, Out of Sight is chock-full of dead-on performances.

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David Edelstein

Out of Sight is slick in all the right ways.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

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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Total Film

Its effortless cool and flawless ensemble make it the best translation of an Elmore Leonard book yet.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

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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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

[A] now-classic romantic comedy -- with plenty of action and suspense.

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Leah Rozen
People Magazine

In playing a career criminal who can't get a break, Clooney has finally found a movie role that adroitly showcases his smoldering good looks and smart-aleck demeanor.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
There are many aspects making this a highlight of the genre. Steven Soderbergh's flawless directing, the editing and the wonderfully complex storytelling… More
Kevin M. Williams
Pretty good caper flick performance-fueled by the chemistry of the cast, particularly Clooney and Lopez as law and disorder respectively. Leonard's story… More
Mark Walker
Elmore Leonard had been writing crime and western novels as far back as the 1950's and has had numerous adaptations of his work: Paul Newman in Hombre,… More
Kase Vollebregt
Soderbergh's film 'Out of Sight' establishes George Clooney as the leading man of a generation. He carries his performance with a swagger and… More
Chris Weber
Of Steven Soderbergh's more well known films, I can't believe it took me so long to finally see this. Based on a novel by Elmore Leonard, this is the… More
'Out of Sight'. A playful, sexy, romantic, comic caper oozing charm and appeal through its well-rounded characters and a central relationship that… More