The Lookout 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… The Lookout 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… 2007-03-30 R PT98M Drama Mystery and Thriller Matthew Goode Joseph Gordon-Levitt Jeff Daniels Carla Gugino Miramax
Movie Review

The Lookout (2007)

MPAA Rating: R
HEAD GAMES Gordon-Levitt (left) is an impaired accomplice roped into a heist scheme by Goode in the unappealing thriller The Lookout
Image credit: Allen Fraser
HEAD GAMES Gordon-Levitt (left) is an impaired accomplice roped into a heist scheme by Goode in the unappealing thriller The Lookout
EW's GRADE
C

Details Release Date: Mar 30, 2007; Rated: R; Length: 98 Minutes; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Matthew Goode and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Distributor: Miramax

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.

Originally posted Mar 28, 2007 Published in issue #928 Apr 06, 2007 Order article reprints
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