• The Lookout (2007)

The Lookout

Release Date: March 30th, 2007

DVD Release Date: August 14th, 2007

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Chris (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a star athlete, has the world at his feet. Then a devastating car accident leaves him with brain damage and his bright future dimmed. He takes a job as a bank janitor and must write everything down in a small notepad in order to remember. Some former schoolmates lure Chris into their inner circle and rope him into helping them carry out a heist at the bank.

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Carla Gugino, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher, Alex Borstein, Morgan Kelly, Bruce McGill

Director: Scott Frank

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Miramax Films, Spyglass Entertainment

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Deception, 2000s, Girlfriend, Small town, Suspenseful, Gritty, Quest, Tense, Temptation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    The Lookout is Frank's show. He's crafted a haunting and hypnotic film that transcends pulp by creating characters that get under your skin. show more

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Frank's dialogue owes a little something to Elmore Leonard, but it's less comic and heavily brocaded. show more

  • 88
    Claudia PuigUSA Today

    Rarely does a first-time director make as auspicious a debut as Scott Frank has done with the haunting, engrossing and intelligent thriller The Lookout. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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