The Lookout - quick review

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Patrick Sun, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Patrick Sun

    Patrick Sun Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
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    While I was glad the screenplay takes a lot of time to introduce us to the main character, Chris Pratt (Joe Gordon-Levitt), the film is better when it's a character study of Chris's struggles from suffering from car accident-related head trauma, and less so when the other half of the film gets into gear (Chris gets befriended by bank robbers planning a bank heist at the bank he works at as a night time janitor, and Chris becomes involved in the bank heist). Jeff Daniels' turn as Chris's blind roommate gave us some witty scenes, and Matthew Goode was also effective.

    I give it 3 stars, or a grade of B.
  2. Greg Layton

    Greg Layton Second Unit

    Oct 12, 2004
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    The movie had a couple of clever plot twists, but I couldn't get over the feeling that I'd seen most of this before in Memento. Jeff Daniels was the highlight of the movie for me. I gave it 2 out of 4 stars.

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