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Awesome: 33.33%
Worth A Look43.75%
Average: 8.33%
Pretty Bad: 5.21%
Total Crap: 9.38%

5 reviews, 66 user ratings

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Out of Sight
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by Ryan Arthur

"This is a diamond in the rough."
4 stars

Holy Crap! A Clooney movie that doesn't suck!

Hard to believe, but true.

This is a role of a lifetime for George Clooney. Not because the role was made for him or vice versa, or because he's the only guy who could do it, but because it's a leap forward in both his acting and choice of projects. He's not forced to ham it up as a superhero, he's not fighting off vampires, and he's not chasing down nuclear weapons.

He's Jack Foley, career criminal. And man, he's charming. Any crook who can get a cop to want him has got skills. And Clooney does just that. Clooney and Jennifer Lopez absolutely smolder onscreen. They've got chemistry and sexual tension to spare. You just can't wait for them to hook up.

It's also a big step for Clooney because director Steven Soderbergh has finally gotten Clooney to stop it with the head down, eyes up style of acting he's been using. It may be fine on ER, Dr. Ross, but you're not playing Dr. Ross in every movie. That's why it's called acting.

As for Lopez, she's hot. She's not necessarily that great of an actress, although this is her best work to date. But she's got sex appeal. The chemistry between the two of them is incredible. It's what Clooney has needed to put his career back on track, and what Lopez has needed to continue to advance hers.

Solidly directed by Soderbergh, with strong performances for the two principals as well as nice supporting turns from Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle and Steve Zahn.

One of the best of the summer of '98.

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User Comments

1/22/18 Anne Selby lousy and boring 1 stars
2/15/07 AJ Muller This flick is awesome - Leonard adapted right. Sexy and funny and suspensful. A winner. 4 stars
8/26/05 ES easy to forget, not so easy to forgive 1 stars
6/08/05 Steve Newman Great film. Definately see again. Lopez to look at is stunning - loved it 4 stars
9/08/04 Douglas Reese Good! Jennifer Lopez deserved an Oscar. So did Clooney 5 stars
4/06/04 Agent Sands Among the best of heist films, screenplays, acting, music, & direction of all time. 5 stars
1/14/04 Suresh In my top five, one of the few movies I'll call "sexy" 5 stars
10/24/03 BratlerJlo J-Lo's only good film, she's as sultry as hell in this, Cloony cool as usual 4 stars
5/17/03 Mr. Hat (I'm Back Mo'Fos!) REALLY entertaining, fun, and VERY well-scripted. 5 stars
4/18/03 Andrew Carden Lopez Is Good and Provides Sex Appeal, but The Film Isn't Anything Special. 2 stars
3/04/03 Jack Sommersby Trciky narrative structure can't disguise underwhelming story. Nice performances. 2 stars
1/06/03 Hacim25 soderbergh's best 4 stars
11/14/02 Dave da New Yorker It sucked, Lopez has no talent big butt tho 1 stars
8/15/02 R.W. Welch Completely unrealistic but stylishly done caper pic. 3 stars
6/13/02 hilarydsur awesome 5 stars
6/10/02 Francis mildly enjoyable rubbish 3 stars
5/23/02 Butterbean The ending was good. But the rest of the movie was a snore. 2 stars
12/18/01 Monday Morning "Just Average" as hell. 3 stars
11/26/01 Tam Lopez-Clooney chemistry is good, but plot was mediocre. 3 stars
8/19/01 Edwin Menguin Superfly, Is Tatantino the only other director on this planet, you daft cunt 4 stars
6/18/01 James W Pure Shit! The only good thing about it is Jennifer Lopez! mmmmm sexy 3 stars
4/16/01 LiL Great movie, George is so sexy. Jennifer Lopez is pretty good too. 4 stars
2/21/01 jaybo2 Jen Lopez is masturbatable 5 stars
2/12/01 Jake Way overrated! It sounded good on paper but looked ridiculous on film. Romance was forced. 1 stars
6/24/00 Naushad Khanji Not many Twists.Slow and moves at snails pace. 2 stars
8/26/99 LushZero the best movie of 1998, the best leonard adaptation 5 stars
6/25/99 David Keech Lopez [proves hot women can act, and Don Cheadle proves he kicks ass. Super stuff. 5 stars
6/03/99 Matthew Bartley Slow at times but Clooneys and Lopezs chemistry make up for it 4 stars
4/15/99 Jon Jackson Great movie, the DVD's got lots of nice extras too. 5 stars
4/07/99 Michael Grimm only redeeming quality was Lopez's ass, Michael keatoon seemed lost 1 stars
3/11/99 Meg Soderbergh's still shots make this film great, the music rules 5 stars
2/10/99 jaybo Clooney' best work, Lopez (and her butt) are very hot, Cheadle is excellent as always 4 stars
1/21/99 jvt That rare mainstream film that has some quality to it, but the pacing does seem off 4 stars
1/11/99 Joe C. SO hot my VCR melted! Lopez and Clooney smolder on screen... 5 stars
12/29/98 tr one boring piece of crap!!! 1 stars
11/24/98 Mr.Pink I loved every moment, it's very funny and thrilling, and Lopez and Clooney are HOT! 5 stars
11/17/98 Jeff C. VERY dull, don't spend time or money on it 2 stars
11/12/98 Lord Of The Dunce Superb adaption, the style of directing really made this work. Clooney's best. 5 stars
10/29/98 Silent Rob A really good film on all fronts. Great news for E.L. fans...This one works!! 4 stars
10/23/98 Ike Clever, hilarious. Even better than "Get Shorty." Brilliant acting & dialogue. 5 stars
10/18/98 Kwyjibo Lopez has to be the most sexual actress around. Chemistry, thy name is Clooney & Lopez. 5 stars
9/14/98 Como Erectus A fuckin' great flick. What Jackie Brown should have been. 5 stars
9/14/98 anonymous bad movie 1 stars
9/13/98 loriann no 1 stars
9/12/98 Joanne Clooney and Lopez were awesome. Loved the style of this movie. Great editing. 5 stars
9/12/98 norawild not very good 1 stars
9/12/98 ethel Awesome movie. George was terrific. 5 stars
9/12/98 MHen Summer's best (year's best) little crime caper. Should do great on video. 5 stars
9/11/98 Matthew Malouf worth a look not too bad not too good 4 stars
9/06/98 Young Einstein This wwas very cool, but the ending was kind of stupid. Enjoyable. 4 stars
9/06/98 ethel Loved it!!!!!!! George was fabulous!!! 5 stars
9/06/98 Con Cave Clooney is great in this good film. The character Jack Foley belongs to Clooney. More!!! 5 stars
9/06/98 Karen Z. Out of Sight finally brings to the screen the actor we glimpsed in Red Surf.Check it out! 5 stars
9/05/98 Kid Pee-Pee Lopez got me hard and I didn't hate Clooney. 4 stars
9/05/98 CHRIS ??? 5 stars
9/05/98 Ida Kern Clooney at his finest! 4 stars
9/05/98 Spiderworman Best Summer Movie! 5 stars
9/05/98 magda It made me feel so horny! 5 stars
9/04/98 Badass "I never forget a man I cuffed and shackled" Great entertainment! 4 stars
8/26/98 zubilicious Good flick to see with a significant other. It puts you in the "mood" for lossa sex. 4 stars
8/25/98 Kimberly Jennifer Lopez is sooo sexy! 4 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Some really big plot holes, but some big performances too. It was okay. 3 stars
8/23/98 Mister Whoopee Tres sexual. 5 stars
8/16/98 Johny A little slow, but cool 3 stars
8/13/98 {{OZ}} The kind of film Jackie Brown should have been. 4 stars
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  26-Jun-1998 (R)
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