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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    [Soderbergh] plays with time and narrative to reveal character, mood and longing in ways you just don't find in a mainstream crime picture. show more

  • 75
    Andy Seiler USA Today

    The low-key approach probably gets closer to the soul of Leonard, but it lacks zip. As a result, Out of Sight sometimes runs out of gas. show more

  • 88
    New York Daily News

    When boy meets girl in Steven Soderbergh's jaunty, sexy Out of Sight, it happens with a bang. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The first film to build on the enormously influential "Pulp Fiction" instead of simply mimicking it. It has the games with time, the low-life dialogue, the absurd violent situations, but it also has its own texture. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    It's a nice mix, an elegantly smoky and dangerous cocktail -- just like the old noirs, but in a more modern, shinier glass. And since the basic brew is Elmore Leonard's, it tickles as it goes down. [26 June 1998] show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Everything in Out of Sight is smart -- the dialogue, the characters, and the storyline. show more

  • 88
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Undoubtedly, [the lead actors] both benefit hugely from the sharpness of Leonard's stock-in-trade dialogue: Put smart words in any actor's yap, and their performance will rise accordingly. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Much of the action seems more like warmed-over Quentin Tarantino than first-rate Steven Soderbergh. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    Out of Sight needed the energetic and stylish hand of "Get Shorty" director Barry Sonnenfeld. Instead, a sad-sackish Soderbergh ( "sex, lies and videotape") comes at this material looking as if his mind was on something else, something much, much more depressing. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Steven Soderbergh's direction conjures an understated '70s vibe, striking an apparently effortless balance between grit and glamour. show more

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