Out of Sight Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Out of Sight the Movie

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Cerebral director Soderbergh turns up the heat in this fine adaptation (with fine performances) of the Elmore Leonard crime caper. Jack Foley (Clooney) is a charming bank robber with bad luck and three prison terms--his current one being served in a Florida pen from which he escapes with the aid of partner Buddy (Rhames). Even the escape doesn't go as planned since federal marshal Karen Sisco (Lopez) becomes an unexpected (temporary) hostage. Sparks fly between the duo but Karen's still determined to bring Jack to justice, even as he plans his next heist. A heist involving shady financier Richard Ripley (Brooks) that will take Jack and Buddy to Detroit and more complications.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 122 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Crime Drama, U.S. Marshals, Books to Film: Elmore Leonard, Heists, Escaped Cons, Men in Prison, Kidnapped!, One Last Job, Miami, Detroit, Director/Star Teams: Soderbergh & Clooney
Scott Frank
George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Albert Brooks, Steve Zahn, Dennis Farina, Catherine Keener, Luis Guzman, Isaiah Washington, Keith Loneker, Nancy Allen
Elliot Davis
Steven Soderbergh
Cliff Martinez
Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson
Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Barry Sonnenfeld, John Hardy, Jersey Films, Universal Pictures


Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1998: Director (Soderbergh), Film, Screenplay; Writers Guild 1998: Adapt. Screenplay.

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