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  • Summary: Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, Out of Sight tells the story of the unlikely relationship that forms between a sexy US Marshal (Lopez) and a charming career criminal (Clooney).
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. 100
    In some ways Soderbergh does a much better job than Tarantino. He handles the time shifts more adroitly, always keeping us on track; he goes easy on the violence, and when he does unleash it, it's short, fast and ugly.
  2. The film's sleek moodiness and visual sophistication are so effective that there's even a scene here that makes Detroit look like the most romantic city in the world.
  3. [Soderbergh] plays with time and narrative to reveal character, mood and longing in ways you just don't find in a mainstream crime picture.
  4. Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    When boy meets girl in Steven Soderbergh's jaunty, sexy Out of Sight, it happens with a bang.
  5. Lopez, for all her Latina-siren voluptuousness, has always projected a contained coolness, and this is the first movie in which it fully works for her.
  6. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    Quite a spicy brew.
  7. Out of Sight engaged me less and less, until by the end I no longer cared which of the characters lived or died. Not even the engaging Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Albert Brooks, Don Cheadle, and Ving Rhames or the talented secondary cast can survive the abbreviations and last-minute shoehorning their characters receive.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Nov 27, 2014
    Great direction from Steven Soderbergh, the movie that showed us that Mr.Clooney was more than that handsome guy from "ER" or that guy in the horrible Batman movie. Clooney had that Cary Grant swagger and charm in this great role. Jennifer Lopez and the very good supporting cast give good performances as well Expand
  2. Jul 27, 2014
    At the end of the day, Out of Sight is a common heist film, but its nonlinear storytelling, great performances, and good direction, elevate it above the genre it is a part of. From the very beginning, it has you hooked and does not let go until the end. George Clooney is great in the lead role as expected. Jennifer Lopez, who I had never seen act before, also does a good job at doing what she does best; being sexy. Her acting is also good. Ving Rhames and Don Cheadle also have very good supporting turns here. I am not a huge fan of Steven Soderbergh usually, but he does very well here in the director's chair and manages to craft a very entertaining romantic crime film and make the romance feel authentic and the crime element thrilling and exciting. In addition, the comedy element was good. It was not gut busting laugh after gut busting laugh, but it was used sparingly and effectively to lighten up the mood. Overall, Out of Sight is a good, entertaining film that feels like more than your regular old heist film. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2013
    With a witty script, slickly-directed action set pieces, and a fine central performance, "Out Of Sight" competently elevates itself above the common crime-drama rabble. Expand
  4. Sep 30, 2013
    Out of Sight is a decent crime love story. The main attraction here is the sizzling chemistry between Clooney and Lopez. However, the film does have some inefficient elements, such as the useless cameo from Micheal Keaton. Overall, Out of Sight is good stuff. Expand

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