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Out Of Sight

Steven Soderbergh    DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • Directors: Steven Soderbergh
  • Region: All Regions
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005X6SPQ2


Based on Elmore Leonard's famous crime novel, OUT OF SIGHT finds director Steven Soderbergh back in Hollywood after a brief return to the independent world with SCHIZOPOLIS and GRAY'S ANATOMY. A funny, hip, and vibrant action-drama, OUT OF SIGHT tells the story of the unlikely relationship that forms between an FBI agent and a career criminal. After Jack Foley (George Clooney) escapes from jail with the help of his partner, Buddy Bragg (Ving Rhames), he takes Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), a sexy federal agent, hostage. Immediately sparks fly between the two. Eventually they let her go and leave Miami behind, heading directly for Detroit, where they plan to rob a former cellmate of theirs, a wealthy, white-collar criminal (Albert Brooks). When Karen finally locates Foley, a passionate encounter unfurls (edited ingeniously by Anne V. Coates, recalling Nicolas Roeg's classic DON'T LOOK NOW). As Foley zeroes in on his target, Karen must decide which side she's on. Soderbergh's film is a raucous ride through the criminal underworld, featuring spot-on performances by Clooney and Lopez. It's the supporting cast that makes OUT OF SIGHT so unforgettable, however; Rhames, Steve Zahn, Luis Guzman, and especially Don Cheadle deliver hysterical turns that keep the laughs coming as the tension continues to mount.

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 10 July 2000
By A Customer
I saw this film when it came out on video because a friend of mine highly recommended it and justly so! It was something I was not expecting especially from Clooney and Lopez. The story moves between comdey, romance and action beautifully leaving you a little confused as to which catergory of movies you would place it in. The dirctor is superb as he skips around time periods but yet never confusing you as to what is going on. The actors performances truly complement eachother and you can see that Miss Lopez actually doea have some talent. I would definitely advise anyone to rent this whether you are looking for a comedy, love story or a thriller because it really doesn't disappoint!
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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I believe Out of Sight was savagely ignored by the critics and that this Soderbergh flick was a sign of things to come (erin brokovich and traffic). Jennifer Lopez is sensational in her first bigshot film, but she does not overplay her role at all, she is subtle, sophisticated and sexy like her usual Latino self. George Clooney plays the convoluted criminal to perfection and is really establishing his position with the all-time greats after the woeful Batman and Robin. But it wasnt the leads that totally won me over, the supporting roles and cameos really put this film into another class: Don Cheadle played the sinister criminal with a professional edge while Steve Zahn was incredibly funny as the goofy nobody. Then there was the invincible Ving Rhames, Jack Foley's sidekick and all-round badass! Thats right, the story, the twists, the execution, characterisation, romance and tension were all world class.
A beautifully sophisticated indie flick from the up-and-coming indie director himself, Steven Soderbergh.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ***** FIVE STAR SEXUAL CHEMISTRY ***** 17 Oct 2002
George Clooney stars with Jennifer Lopez in this excellent and entertaining romantic heist movie, unfortunately much overlooked and poorly promoted on its theatrical release. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard and superbly and subtly directed by Steven Soderbergh. George Clooney (as bank robber Jack Foley) and Jennifer Lopez (as Federal Marshall Karen Sisco) light up the screen with previously unparalleled sexual chemistry in the movie that finally launched their big screen careers to the A list, after previous false starts (such as The Peacemaker and The Money Train respectively). Also boasting a very impressive supporting cast that includes Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Steve Zahn, Albert Brooks, Dennis Farina (as Jennifer Lopez father) and great cameos from Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson, movies really don't get much better than this.
Principally this is the story of serial bank robber Jack Foley and Federal Marshall Karen Sisco, on opposite sides of the law but inescapably attracted to each other. When Jack escapes from prison aided by his friend Buddy (Rhames) he ends up in the trunk of a car with the kidnapped Karen Sisco (Lopez) after she nearly foils the prison break. However, thanks to their inept friend Glenn Michaels (Zahn), Karen escapes and Jack and Buddy have to go on the run. Meanwhile, Karen Sisco is hot on Jack's trail in more ways than one in this brilliantly played, beautifully written, excellently directed movie. This has everything I love about movies, a great story, great cast and great style. Truly unmissable and well worthy of five stars.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Box Office flop 30 April 2009
For some bizarre reason this 1997 movie was a flop at the box office. Apparetnly it pulled the cash in after its release on video and dvd; and rightly so. George Clooney finally gets a decent movie role here, in this successful adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel(Get Shorty). Instead of playing yet another comic book character as he did in From Dusk Till Dawn and Batman & Robin, Clooney plays one of those small-time criminals who is savvy enough to reach behind and grab the arm of someone with a gun while he is sitting in a bathtub with his eyes closed but is still incompetent enough to botch a bank robbery by flooding the engine of his car.

Anyhoo, the joys of this film include a wide array of mostly streetwise characters, refreshingly smart dialogue, and a certain chemistry between Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, who discuss cinema (the movie Network) and other topics while locked in the trunk of a car.

The director is Steven Soderbergh, who cashes in on the promise he showed a decade ago with his legendary debut, Sex, Lies, and Videotape. The soundtrack by David Holmes is brilliant. The editing is masterful. Wholeheartedly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best movies of the last few years. 13 Jun 2000
I saw this film at the cinema because I had read the book and I was a fan of Elmore Leonard's work. Although it strays from it's source material it is without a doubt one of the best movies of the last few years. This film is amazingly well directed by Soderbergh, who knows exactly how to pace the action and romance and gets the most from his great cast. There's real chemistry from the two leads and they're given amazing support from the likes of Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames and Dennis Farina. A special mention has to go to Steve Zahn as an ex-con who steals every scene he's in. With a host of DVD-only extras this isn't just a great movie but a great DVD as well.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK Plot, Good Performances 23 May 2007
By Jay
What really made this cool though was the fractured chemistry between Lopez and Clooney. They were a good on-screen duo. What made it good was the he was an escaped con, while she was a U.S. Marshall, I guess the forbidden relationship made it cool. The acting was good, I think George Clooney is a good actor, but I don't care for Jennifer Lopez movies, though she did a good job in this and Selena.

There was also the way the cities were shot, how Lompoc was a yellow shade, Miami was a reddish shade, and Detroit was in blue, I thought that was cool, much like in Traffic. So in conclusion, the acting was good, the plot was o-kay, the setting was good, and the chemistry between the characters was excellent.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good film.Worth a watch.
Published 2 months ago by g.j.pepper
2.0 out of 5 stars Not your best George and Jen!
Long and drawn out....gets rather boring and fails to hold attention a lot of the time.As with most things,all a matter of taste but I think we've seen this before and were not... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Gc Owen
4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
I enjoyed it, I like clooney and Lopez as actors. Two good looking people acting well worth a watch a few times.
Published 10 months ago by Jo Richardsin
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD
good film, good acting from all cast and good story line, would have liked a bit more action but quite funny in places.
Published 11 months ago by Vivien Ulrich
5.0 out of 5 stars Not out of mind
This gets five stars from me, Great combination of characters and a good plot line. In my opinion the best film Jeylo has made, and who doesn't like a bit if George Clooney! Right?
Published 15 months ago by pippa hersey
4.0 out of 5 stars A classic....
Definetly one of Clooneys best shows.
Very entertaining from start to finish with a top class cast. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Paul O' Mahony
5.0 out of 5 stars another great from George
would reccommend this to any Clooney fan the acting was sensational and from Jennifer Lopaz it is a must film
Published 20 months ago by sandra
2.0 out of 5 stars Clooney:Early years
What a disappointment! We have recently been spoilt with Michael Clayton and The Ides of March. This was a thin plot, thin characterization, indifferent acting. Read more
Published on 13 Dec 2011 by Stephen
5.0 out of 5 stars Chemistry
A fun film based on a very good Elmore Leonard novel. The chemistry between Clooney and Lopez adds nicely to the action and makes for an enjoyable couple of hours viewing
Published on 18 Oct 2011 by S. Wilson
4.0 out of 5 stars Well done!
Well done! The Blu-ray item arrived here in Brazil in no time (actually, it arrived soonner than I expetced) and well packed. I recomended!
Published on 3 Oct 2011 by Régis Trigo
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