The Lookout
The Lookout (2007)

"The Lookout" marks Academy Award (R)-nominated screenwriter Scott Frank's ("Out of Sight"), directorial debut. The intelligent crime drama is centered around Chris, a once promising high school athlete whose life is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 30, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Lookout is a genuinely suspenseful and affecting noir due to the great ensemble cast and their complex, realistic characters.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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?

David Fear
Time Out

There's nothing here you haven't seen before, and even the pleasant hum of a well-tuned engine begins to drone a little.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Strip away the head-trauma hero, and you're left with a white-trash heist film.

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Amy Simmons
Time Out

Forgettable fun.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

A straight-ahead drama, perfectly accessible though psychologically intricate, coupled shrewdly to a crime thriller.

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Fernando F. Croce

A professional script professionally shot, rather than a personal story burning to be told

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Scott Tobias
AV Club

The Lookout's thriller elements could stand to be more surprising, but they're ultimately in service of a better understanding of the characters. Usually, it's the other way around.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

The movie is sometimes deliberately paced, then intensifies at unlikely moments, artfully blending pulse-stopping, nerve-jangling suspense with sharp dialogue and nuanced portrayals.

Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

First-time director Scott Frank, who penned Out of Sight and Minority Report, shapes some sharp noirish notes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I'm not into heist movies generally, but this was pretty good. Very interesting main character.
Kase Vollebregt
A taut thriller with great performances, but nothing about 'The Lookout' is extraordinarily memorable or wholly unique. A good script and a decent… More
Josh Lewis
This is much more of a character study than it is a thriller with the first half of the film dedicated to just getting you to know the characters and their… More
Chris Weber
After a tragic car accident leaves him with brain damage and the inability to function beyond a very basic level, a former high school hockey star turned lowely… More
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Eric Alvarez
Reminds me alot of Memento, except not as well done. The Lookout is very thrilling throughout, but I believe it could have had some better direction here and… More