Allen Fraser
Owen Gleiberman
March 30, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

The Lookout

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
98 minutes
Wide Release Date
03/30/07
performer
Matthew Goode, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Carla Gugino
director
Scott Frank
distributor
Miramax
author
Scott Frank
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as a fellow who has suffered serious head trauma, comes up with such a moody Method assemblage of twitches, tics, and guilty Memento mannerisms that he’s not much fun to watch. The Lookout, the first movie directed by screenwriter Scott Frank (Out of Sight), is a thriller that wheezes along on bits and pieces of ”character.” The hero gets hoodwinked by a local scuzz (Matthew Goode) into assisting in a bank robbery, which puts us in the unpleasurable position of feeling sorry for a protagonist too out-of-it to grasp what the audience already knows.

You May Like

Comments

EDIT POST